In celebration of Earth Day Atlantic Aviation today announced the availability of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at its Aspen, Colorado Airport (ASE) fixed base operation.
With support from The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, AvFuel Corporation and Neste Corporation, a leading producer of SAF, Atlantic Aviation sees the introduction of SAF at Aspen as a major milestone in their ongoing work to further the environmental and community values highlighted during the Vision process.
“The regular availability of SAF at ASE represents the next step in our commitment to renewable energy and the reduction of carbon emissions by the aviation industry,’’ said Jay Hamby, senior vice president of Atlantic Aviation. ‘’The integration of SAF into our operations at ASE is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 800,000 pounds annually."
The delivery of SAF is the latest commitment in a comprehensive Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) program at Atlantic Aviation. SAF follows Atlantic Aviation’s ongoing investment in light-emitting diode (LED) technology, use of electric ground support equipment, and efforts to reduce consumption of plastic and paper consumables. This also includes the recent introduction of SAF and the complete replacement of traditional fossil-based diesel with renewable diesel for ground support equipment at Atlantic’s Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) fixed based operation (FBO).