April 8, 2021 — World Fuel Services is delivering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to fixed-based operators (FBOs) at airports around Los Angeles. Atlantic Aviation, an FBO at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), announced their plan to switch to SAF as part of Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) “Boldly Moving to Zero” initiative. Their SAF is sourced from World Energy and is said to be up to 80% cleaner than conventional jet fuel. LAWA sees conversion from conventional fuels to SAF as an essential step toward their goal of 100% carbon neutral operations at LAX and Van Nuys Airport. Atlantic Airways shares LAWA’s goals and intends their SAF adoption to further their shared vision for decreasing carbon emissions.
World Fuel Services has also recently announced a partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation to offer SAF at the company’s FBOs at Van Nuys Airport and John Wayne Orange County Airport. Clay Lacy has claimed net-zero carbon status for calendar years 2019 and 2020. The company uses SAF and a broad range of other initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint, and sees SAF use as being a key strategy for carbon reduction in the aviation sector.
LAWA’s statement can be found here and Clay Lacy’s statement can be found here.