Signature Aviation Expands the Supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to All of its Locations in California

Signature Aviation, the world’s largest fixed base operations (FBO) network, announced today that it has expanded the availability of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to all of its California locations.

Business aviation users now have better access to SAF in California, enabling them to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their air travel when flying from Signature Aviation’s private flight terminals at San Diego International Airport, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. This means that SAF is available at all 10 Signature Aviation locations in California.

SAF is widely recognized as a key element in meeting aviation emissions reduction targets, with Signature’s 30/70 fuel blend responsible for a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Together with Neste, the world’s largest producer of sustainable jet fuel, Signature is accelerating the business aviation industry’s journey to net-zero carbon emissions. This expansion of SAF availability builds on the existing partnership between Neste and Signature from 2020. Under the current partnership, Neste and Signature will supply over 29 million gallons of blended SAF, reducing over 62,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from more than 13,000 cars in a year.

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“SAF is recognized as the most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from air travel and is an important solution to fulfill the business aviation industry’s promise to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” said Chris Cooper, President of Neste US. “Together, Signature and Neste are meeting growing industry demand by increasing volumes and locations where customers can easily access SAF to meet their ambitious climate goals.”

“Two years ago, in San Francisco, we announced our first sustainable supply of sustainable aviation fuel for private jets. Since then we have had a strong focus on investing in the supply chain, collaborating with our customers and expanding availability with Neste. Today’s result is 10 California locations that can provide a critical solution to reducing carbon emissions from private aircraft,” said Beatrice Batty, director of fuel operations at Signature Aviation.

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This expanded availability is made possible by Neste’s growing production capacity – Neste will be able to produce 515 million gallons of SAF (1.5 million tonnes) annually by the end of 2023. Neste has an ambitious carbon footprint target to help its customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tonnes annually by 2030 and achieve carbon neutral production by 2035.

For Signature Aviation, the expanded availability of SAF in California is a key goal of Signature Renew, its company-wide sustainability initiative. As the first FBO in the world to offer a permanent supply of SAF, Signature Aviation continues to offer a variety of practical solutions to help operators meet emissions targets. To date, Signature offers a sustainable aviation fuel option for privately operated aircraft at aviation service facilities in California, Colorado, Washington, Alabama, Texas and the United Kingdom.

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SAF delivers the performance of conventional jet fuel, but with a significantly lower life cycle carbon footprint. Using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions over the life cycle of the fuel by up to 80 percent compared to using fossil aviation fuel. Neste MY SAF is made from 100% sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residual raw materials such as used cooking oil from restaurants and animal fat waste. SAF is blended with conventional jet fuel and works seamlessly with existing fueling infrastructure and aircraft engines. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is a solution that is commercially available today and used worldwide.

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