Jet Aviation to provide SAF during World Economic Forum

Attendees to the World Economic Forum in Davos will be able to upload Sustainable Aviation Fuel at its Zurich FBO.

By Doug Gollan, January 11, 2024

Jet Aviation announced today that it had secured a supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, known as SAF, for visitors during the World Economic Forum 2024.

This is the second time Jet Aviation has provided on-site SAF in Zurich for visitors to WEF in partnership with Zurich Airport.

“Since 2020, we have been offering SAF to our customers attending the WEF, either on-site or through Book and Claim,” says Joao Martins, vice president of regional FBO operations in Europe and General Manager in Zurich.

He added, “We have been working closely with the Zurich Airport team and our partners and are delighted to be able to make physical SAF available on-site again this year.”

SAF can reduce aviation’s greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over its lifecycle.

It is a fully compliant, drop-in Jet A/A-1 fuel with the same characteristics and specifications as conventional jet fuel.

“Jet Aviation is committed to supporting efforts to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint, and we will continue to partner with airports and suppliers to increase SAF access and availability across our network,” adds Jeremie Caillet, senior vice president of regional operations in EMEA.

Jet Aviation piloted SAF in Zurich during WEF 2020.

It was the first time SAF had been made available for purchase in Switzerland.

Since then, the company has continued to provide customers in Zurich with SAF via Book & Claim while working with partners to secure further physical supply.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel

“We are proud to support Jet Aviation in offering Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Zurich Airport,” says Emanuel Fleuti, Head of Sustainability & Environment at Flughafen Zürich AG.

He adds, “The increased production and use of SAF is an important piece of the puzzle in decarbonizing the aviation industry. This requires the commitment and cooperation of all the airport partners involved.”

In 2019, Jet Aviation was the first supplier to offer sustainable fuel via a blended fuel option at Van Nuys Airport, California.

The company brought a temporary supply of SAF to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum in 2020. In 2021, a permanent supply of SAF was introduced in Amsterdam, followed by Singapore in 2022.

Jet Aviation signed the World Economic Forums’ 2030 Ambition Statement, ‘Clean Skies for Tomorrow’ that same year.

Jet Aviation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

It offers a dynamic pricing jet card program.

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