A coalition of organisations is highlighting the efforts being made to make business aviation more by making biofuel available to all aircraft departing Zurich Airport after the Davos summit this week.
The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) held an event at Zurich Airport at the beginning of the Davos summit to demonstrate Sustainable Aviation Fuel’s (SAF) viability and announce the availability of the fuel.
In addition, under a payment-transfer initiative known as “book-and-claim,” operators flying to Davos are, for the first time, able to purchase SAF supplies at airports where SAF is not available. The initiative will be in place at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport outside New York City, Laurence G. Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts. and Dulles International Airport, outside Washington, DC.
Book and claim will mean SAF can be apportioned to the purchasing aircraft at those participating airports and consumed through a routine operation at California’s Van Nuys Airport.
The SAF Coaltion includes the European and North American Business Aviation Assocations (EBAA, NBAA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), and the USA’s National Air Transportation Association (NATA).
Both of the initiatives at Zurich Airport also involve Jet Aviation, Neste and World Fuels. NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said, “As we continue working toward increased availability of sustainable fuels, we know that these initiatives are key to moving the industry toward a carbon-neutral future, this week, and in the years to come.”
“Business jet operators and their stakeholders around the world can and should request SAF when fueling their tanks,” said Kurt Edwards, director general for IBAC. “The demand for SAF is the game changer for more production, and the time is now to bring the supply to our industry and demonstrate that thousands of aircraft are ready to fly with SAF.”