Signature Adds SAF at Three More U.S. Locations

 - June 10, 2021, 10:00 AM
With the addition of permanent supplies of SAF at its FBOs at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Houston-Hobby Airports, and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in California, Signature Flight Support is now pumping the renewable fuel blend at nine airports in the U.S. and UK. (Photo: Signature Aviation)

Signature Flight Support has increased its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) footprint to nine locations with the announcement that it will now have permanent supplies of the renewable fuel blend at three additional FBOs. Starting today, SAF is being pumped at the Signature facilities at Texas’s Austin-Bergstrom International and Houston-Hobby Airports, as well as at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in California.

Last September, Signature announced its Signature Renew program, which provided its first permanent supplies of Neste SAF at San Francisco International and the UK’s London Luton airports. Since then, the company, which operates the world’s largest FBO chain, has introduced the fuel at four other locations, including Van Nuys and Metro Oakland International Airports in California, Seattle’s Boeing Field/King County International Airport, and Mobile Downtown Airport in Alabama.

The fuel—which includes a 35 percent SAF component blended with conventional jet-A—provides a 25 percent direct lifecycle CO2 reduction compared with standard jet fuel.

“Signature is achieving yet another first in business aviation’s sustainability journey with the introduction of commercially available SAF in Texas,” noted Marty Kretchman, Signature's senior v-p for operations planning. “We continue to exhibit SAF growth that can be quantified in the millions of gallons, and to date, Signature Renew has prevented thousands of tonnes—not pounds—of CO2 from entering the environment.”