Jet Aviation partners with Total, Shell to bring SAF to Geneva and Singapore
Jet Aviation announced May 20 that it signed an agreement with Total Energies to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for uplift at its fixed-base operation (FBO) in Geneva during the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition taking place at Geneva’s Palexpo May 23-25.
Jet Aviation has imported a 30 percent blend of SAF for business-aviation owners and operators attending this year’s EBACE event. Complementing its SAF for outbound flights from Geneva, the company will also extend SAF to inbound flights and World Economic Forum 2022 attendees through its global book-and-claim service.
“Only by working together with our partners have we been able to bring SAF to Geneva in time for EBACE and WEF, both of which are taking place in Switzerland this week,” said Joao Martins, Jet Aviation’s vice president of FBO operations in Europe. “It is our great pleasure to offer delegates the choice to fly here on SAF through book and claim, or to uplift SAF directly in Geneva.”
Also on May 20, Jet Aviation announced an agreement with Shell Aviation to secure and offer SAF supplied by Shell Aviation at its Singapore FBO at Seletar Airport, effective immediately. Jet Aviation is the first FBO operator to offer SAF at Seletar Airport. The SAF is produced by Neste Corp. and supplied by Shell Aviation.
“We are proud to lead the way at Seletar Airport in making SAF available at our facility in Singapore,” said Faizal Khan, Jet Aviation’s director of FBO operations in Singapore. “As a clean, fully approved alternative to standard fossil-based jet fuel, there is a lot of interest in SAF and its potential to reduce the industry’s environmental impact. We are very pleased to offer it for uplift at our FBO to help owners and operators contribute to sustainable aviation in a meaningful way.”
Joe Reckling, a Jet Aviation executive, added, “Singapore is a key business aviation hub in Asia-Pacific, and this agreement demonstrates our commitment to supporting sustainable efforts in the region. We are very excited to work with Shell to bring sustainable choices to our customers and together help SAF become the standard fuel used in the business-aviation sector. We will continue to collaborate with partners around the world to foster solutions for a clean environment.”
Jan Toschka, Shell Aviation’s global president, said the agreement marks another milestone for the supply of SAF in Asia, allowing customers to fly decarbonized on SAF from Singapore’s Seletar airport for the very first time.
“It’s fantastic to be expanding our supply of SAF in Singapore, particularly given its important role as a global business hub,” Toschka said. “Our investments in infrastructure and facilities in Asia are helping to unlock these opportunities, fostering action and driving sustainability in this crucial market.”