Neste enables Signature Aviation transition at Los Angeles International airport terminal

Enabled by its partnership with Neste, Signature Aviation, who operates the world’s largest network of business aviation terminals, is now providing only blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to all aircraft refueling at its terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Since April 1, Signature’s LAX terminal has become the second business aviation terminal worldwide, joining Signature’s terminal at San Francisco International Airport, to offer only blended SAF to business aviation customers. The blended fuel provided by Signature to their customers at LAX consists of 30% SAF and 70% conventional jet fuel. This enables customers using the blended fuel to achieve up to a 24%* reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their air travel compared to flights powered by conventional fossil jet fuel.

"We are proud to continue to expand 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.

"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."

Today’s announcement builds on the partnership between Signature and Neste to accelerate SAF adoption that dates back to 2020. In October 2022, Signature expanded the availability of Neste MY SAF to all of its locations in California enabled by Neste’s growing SAF production 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 and has been working with industry partners to expand the availability of its renewable products. In 2023, Neste commissioned terminal capacity at Vopak’s Los Angeles terminal in California for storing SAF and renewable diesel, enabling GHG emission reductions in the transportation sector and supporting the energy transition in the region.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Sustainable aviation fuel is a renewable aviation fuel providing a more sustainable alternative to conventional, fossil-based 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. Using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%* over the fuel’s life cycle, compared to using conventional jet fuel. SAF is currently approved for use blended up to 50% with conventional jet fuel. It is blended with conventional jet fuel before use and works seamlessly with existing aircraft engines and fueling infrastructure.

*) Estimated based on an up to 80% emission reduction for the SAF when used in neat form (i.e. unblended). It is calculated with established life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies, such as CORSIA methodology.


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