Once blended and certified the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is ready to use. Jet fuel can be transported to airports via road, rail, vessel or pipeline and each airport has its own customized logistic system. Most of the bigger airports have an underground network of pipelines from which the aircraft can be fuelled directly (“a hydrant system”). Aircrafts can also be fuelled from a refueller truck.
At large airports, many aviation fuel suppliers share the use of fuel storage tanks and fuelling pipeline systems. The JIG guidelines (Joint Inspection Group standard established by oil companies) and EI (Energy Institute) guidelines govern the operation of most of these shared fuel infrastructure as well as the upstream operations involved.