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Signature Aviation at Los Angeles International Airport Now 100% Supplied by Blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel

 

May 14, 2024

 

Signature Aviation, the world’s largest network of private aviation terminals, has announced a new milestone in sustainability by bringing a 100% supply of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) to its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) location. This achievement aligns with the company’s steadfast commitment to environmental responsibility and mission to accelerate the aviation industry’s adoption of sustainable practices. 

 

With the transition completed on April 1, Signature LAX becomes the second private aviation terminal worldwide to ensure a 100% supply of blended SAF, joining Signature’s location at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This means that every gallon of fuel supplied to Signature’s guests at these locations is blended SAF.  Since centralizing sustainability efforts under the Signature Renew banner in 2020, Signature Aviation has achieved remarkable progress towards the aviation industry’s journey to net zero in 2050. 

 

"This is a transformative time for Signature, and our partnership with Neste is helping us take another significant step towards net zero by providing a 100% supply of blended SAF at our Los Angeles location," said Derek DeCross, Chief Commercial Officer at Signature Aviation. "This collaboration exemplifies how we're working together with both our guests and our partners to accelerate the adoption of environmentally friendly practices and paving the way for a more sustainable future in aviation."

 

Signature recently passed the 30 million gallon mark in terms of total SAF delivered throughout its network, taking a substantial leap toward reducing carbon emissions. This announcement at Signature LAX is poised to drive considerable additional impact on the amount of SAF pumped, further solidifying the company’s position as private aviation’s leader in promoting sustainable practices. 

 

Signature, in collaboration with Neste, the leading producer of SAF, is significantly contributing to the aviation sector's efforts to reduce emissions. Using Neste MY SAF can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%* over the fuel’s life cycle, compared to using conventional jet fuel. Neste’s SAF is made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. 

 

The blended SAF offering provided by Signature at its LAX location includes 30% of Neste MY SAF and 70% conventional jet fuel, enabling partners to achieve a 24% decrease in GHG emissions from air travel. SAF is currently approved for use blended up to 50% with conventional jet fuel.

 

This announcement builds on a partnership between Signature and Neste that dates back to 2020 to help accelerate SAF adoption. In 2022, Signature expanded the availability of Neste MY SAF to all of its locations in California thanks to Neste’s growing production capacity and supply capabilities. Neste will increase its global SAF production capability to 515 million gallons of SAF (1.5 million metric tons) per annum in 2024.

 

“We are proud to continue expanding our collaboration with committed partners like Signature Aviation, who recognize the key role sustainable aviation fuel can play in reducing GHG emissions from air travel. Offering blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to all of its customers at LAX is a shining example of how the business aviation community can work together with fuel producers to accelerate SAF adoption and emission reductions,” says Carrie Song, Senior Vice President Commercial, Renewable Products at Neste.

 

The growth in SAF availability at Signature LAX will also expand the location’s role as a key component in Signature’s Book & Claim program. Book & Claim allows travelers and operators to purchase SAF in areas where it isn’t physically available. When an operator utilizes Book & Claim, they are able to claim the environmental benefit, while the physical SAF is provided for different aircraft at Signature LAX. 

 

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*When used in neat form (i.e. unblended) and calculated with established life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies, such as CORSIA methodology 

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