Signature Flight Support, Neste and NetJets launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuel with ceremonial first gallons at SFO and LTN airports

posted on 8th December 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Signature Flight Support, Neste and NetJets  launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuel with ceremonial first gallons at SFO and LTN airports

“We’re giving operators what they’ve been asking for – an easy, simple way to travel more sustainably,” says Chris Cooper, Vice President, Renewable Aviation North America, Neste. “This pioneering collaboration is really driven by two things, the demand for private and business air travel is growing and the people onboard these aircraft want their carbon footprint to go down. Neste, Signature and NetJets, as industry leaders, decided to work together to connect the dots from fuel production, to supply and distribution and to aircraft operations to make sustainable business and private air travel a reality. This is just a first step, and I look forward to working with these great partners to get more SAF to more airports and in more aircraft.”

NetJets, the world’s largest private jet company, was the inaugural recipient for the first uplift of SAF in San Francisco. The initial load consisted of over 1,000 gallons pumped into a Bombardier Challenger 350. As the primary launch customer, NetJets has committed to purchase up to 3m gallons of SAF through Signature Renew for all flights out of SFO and its Columbus Int’l Airport (CMH) home base. Similarly, NetJets was the inaugural customer for Signature Renew’s Jet A product at London-Luton Airport in the United Kingdom, marking the start of continuously available SAF at the major European gateway for private aircraft.  

“Sustainability has been foremost on the mind of our clients and of NetJets, as we recently announced our expanded Global Sustainability Program,” explained Brad Ferrell, NetJets Executive Vice President, Administrative Services. “Signature and Neste have provided the solution of SAF in the market, and NetJets’ purchasing commitment helps ensure SAF’s continued availability. We are proud to join our partners in taking the lead in commercializing renewable fuel sources and adoption.”

Signature Renew is a comprehensive initiative by Signature Flight Support to obtain net-zero global emissions by 2050. Embracing sustainable aviation fuels as a core pathway towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Signature Renew also encompasses electrified ground service equipment, LEED certified new construction, and increasing reliance on solar energy to power FBO locations.