SkyNRG, KLM and AltAir sign a three year offtake agreement for the supply of sustainable jet fuel in Los Angeles
Los Angeles International Airport
For three years, KLM purchases sustainable jet fuel for all flights departing from Los Angeles, making it part of their day to day business. The fuel, produced by AltAir Fuels and supplied by SkyNRG, is made from used cooking oil and delivered via the airport’s hydrant system. AltAir is the first and only bio-refinery in the world with dedicated production capacity for sustainable jet fuel, enabling KLM to fly on biofuel from Los Angeles airport on a continuous basis.
South African Airways operates Africa’s first sustainable biofuel flight
Johannesburg O.R. Tambo – Cape Town International Airport
On the occasion of Boeing’s 100th anniversary, South African Airways (SAA) and low-cost carrier Mango celebrated on the 15th of July in 2016 Africa’s first sustainable biofuel flight. The SAA and Mango flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, operated by a Boeing 737- 800, used sustainable biojet fuel produced from Sunchem’s nicotine-free tobacco plant Solaris, refined by AltAir Fuels and supplied by SkyNRG. Project Solaris, launched in 2014, is an effort from SkyNRG, Sunchem SA, South African Airways and Boeing to develop sustainable biojet fuel from the Solaris crop. In 2015, Project Solaris earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification, one of the strongest sustainability standards for biomaterials in the world.
SkyNRG, Embraer & KLM launch sustainable jet fuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam
Oslo Gardermoen Airport – Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
On March 31, 2016 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launched a series of around 80 sustainable jet fuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam, operated with an Embraer 190. Oslo airport is the first airport to supply sustainable jet fuel from its hydrant system since January this year. For these flights, operated by KLM Cityhopper, sustainable jet fuel is delivered into wing by separate fuel trucks. This way, Embraer can conduct measurements to gauge the efficiency of sustainable jet fuel compared to fossil jet fuel. The sustainable jet fuel is produced by Neste within the ITAKA* project (funded by the European Commission) and made available by Air BP and SkyNRG in close cooperation with Norwegian airport operator Avinor. The fuel is produced from RSB certified Camelina oil and in full compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED). KLM’s sustainable jet fuel flights are partly funded by the partners in the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme: ABN AMRO, Accenture, CBRE Global Investors, FMO, FrieslandCampina, City of Amsterdam, Heineken, Loyens & Loeff, PGGM, Perfetti Van Melle and the Schiphol Group.
SkyNRG, avinor and Air BP make first volumes of sustainable jet fuel a reality for Lufthansa, KLM and SAS.
Oslo Gardermoen Airport
Since January 22, 2016, all airlines refueling at Oslo Airport can have sustainable jet fuel delivered from the airport’s main fuel farm, via the existing hydrant system. Norwegian airport operator Avinor played a key role in the commercial offtake agreements by offering a unique airport incentive for all flights at Oslo Airport that are powered by sustainable jet fuel.
The sustainable jet fuel is produced by Neste in the framework of the demonstration project ITAKA*, funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme. The fuel is made from camelina oil that is RSB certified and has received a positive advice from SkyNRG’s independent Sustainability Board.
SkyNRG Nordic launches BioPort Karlstad and operates first biofuel flight
Karlstad Airport – Frankfurt Airport
On 26 June 2014, SkyNRG Nordic – the joint venture of SkyNRG and Statoil Fuel & Retail Aviation – announced BioPort Karlstad. With the establishment of this BioPort the first volumes of sustainable bio jet fuel in Sweden were made available. The Bio Jet Fuel station, that is located at Karlstad Airport will be the first operational tank facility supplying sustainable jet fuel to all commercial flight departing from one airport.
KLM to the Carribbean on sustainable bio jet fuel
Schiphol Airport – Aruba International Airport – Bonaire International Airport
On 16 May 2014, SkyNRG and KLM launched a new series of flights using sustainable biofuel. For six months, 20 flights between Amsterdam and Aruba and Bonaire will be operated with an Airbus A330-200 powered by biofuel. This is yet another important step towards proving that more sustainable aviation is possible.
KLM: The first transatlantic flight on sustainable bio jet fuel
JFK Airport – Schiphol Airport
Between March and October 2013, KLM operated a weekly flight on sustainable bio jet fuel between JFK Airport and Schiphol Airport. The flight on March 8 was the first biofuel-powered intercontinental flights. The flight was in partnership with Schiphol Group, Delta Air Lines and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
With Air Canada from Toronto to Mexico City, on an Airbus A319
Toronto – Mexico City
Air Canada operated its first flight with biofuel to highlight the airline’s commitment to the environment. Flight AC991 from Toronto to Mexico City expected to generate at least 40 per cent fewer emissions by using jet fuel derived from recycled cooking oil and through other fuel-saving measures, making it the most environmentally-friendly flight ever flown by Air Canada.
Qantas; from Sydney to Adelaide on Biofuel
Sydney Airport – Adelaide Airport
The first biofuel flight departed from Sydney and arrived nearly two hours later in Adelaide, before returning to Sydney.
First commercial flight on sustainable jet fuel for LAN Chile and Air BP Copec
SCL Aeropuerto de Santiago
LAN Chile and Air BP Copec launched its first commercial flight with sustainble jet fuel. The flight, which operated between the Chilean cities of Santiago and Concepcion, was conducted on an Airbus from the A320 family with CFM56-5B motors. The fuel came from used cooking oil.
Ethiad is the first Middle Eastern airline to fly on SkyNRG’s fuel
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)
The delivery flight of the airline’s newest Boeing 777-300ER, from Seattle to Abu Dhabi, that arrived on January 24 was the first in the Gulf to be operated using sustainable bio jet fuel.
Thai Airways is the first airline in Asia to fly a commercial passenger flight using sustainable bio jet fuels
Suvarnabhumi Airport BKK
The launching flight left on December 22, 2011 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Passengers consisted of 100 students and professors who were invited to join the special flight. Revenues from the journey went towards developing renewable energy in Thailand.
Alaska Airlines launched the first commercial flight, powered by biofuel
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)
Alaska Airlines launched the first commercial, biofuel-powered regularly scheduled flight service in the United States on Wednesday, November 9th 2011. The launching flight ran from Seattle to Washington, D.C.
Air France operates a flight, using 50% sustainable jet fuel on both engines
Aéroport De Toulouse Blagnac
The Airbus A321 flew from Toulouse and Paris, using 50/50 blend of sustainable bio jet fuel and fossil fuel in both engines.
Thomson Airways became the first UK airline to fly customers on sustainable bio jet fuel
The flight TOM 7446 took off from Birmingham Airport to Arrecife. A Boeing 757-200, carrying 232 passengers, departed on October 6, 2011 at 14:25 HRS for the four hour flight.
Finnair became the first Finnish airline to fly on sustainable jet fuel
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Finnair’s first biofuel flight, AY846 from Amsterdam to Helsinki, departed from Amsterdam at 18:50 local time and arrived in Helsinki at 22:10. The flight was operated with an Airbus A319 aircraft.
First commercial flight on sustainable jet fuel in the world
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
KLM has completed its first commercial biofuel flight using a Boeing 737-800 operating with a 50/50 % blend of sustainable bio jet fuel and fossil jet fuel. The flight (KL1233) operated at June 29th, between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport carrying 171 passengers.