Skyservice FBOs prepare for a greener tomorrow with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)
Business aviation has a long track record of developing greener technologies that improve efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. In fact, business aircraft manufacturers and suppliers pioneered the commercial use of fuel-saving winglets, advanced aerodynamics, new avionics technologies and engine improvements to reduce fuel burn.
Now, the industry is turning its attention to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a blend of conventional kerosene with a renewable hydrocarbon derived from biological or non-biological resources.
SAF blends are certified as Jet A-1 fuel and can be used by any aircraft without technical modifications or repercussions. According to the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), they provide up to 80 per cent reductions in CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuels.
SAF in Canada
Skyservice Business Aviation – with fixed-base operation (FBO) locations in Toronto, Calgary, Montréal and Ottawa – is at the forefront of the SAF movement in Canada. A key pillar of the company’s commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles includes proactively searching out and adopting greener operational alternatives.
Skyservice is proud to affirm its corporate commitment to more sustainable operations by announcing that it will be offering SAF at its FBO locations in Canada through partnership with World Fuels at its new Toronto South private jet centre facility starting this fall.
As private aircraft owners and operators increasingly demand SAF alternatives, Skyservice will be a leading Canadian supplier of this cleaner, greener business aviation solution. Meanwhile, the company has already implemented additional green initiatives as part of its ESG commitment, including electric-powered tugs, modernized equipment and energy efficient LED hangar lighting.
Back in 2009, business aviation stakeholders from around the world united in the Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change (BACCC), which included three key goals: a two per cent increase in fuel efficiency per year from 2010 to 2020; carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onward; and a 50 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, relative to 2005 levels.
For Skyservice, our corporate goal is to be carbon neutral no later than 2050.
Skyservice is committed to be carbon neutral no later than 2050 and is proud to drive the vision for the “FBO of the future” through its commitment to the technology of tomorrow.