Jet Aviation offering SAF book and claim for World Economic Forum
Jet Aviation is offering a book-and-claim Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme for any business jet flying to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The programme is supported by the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow group and the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
“We are committed to providing sustainable choices for our customers,” said David Paddock, president, Jet Aviation. “We also recognize that achieving a more sustainable future is not just about the services we provide, but how we provide them and how we do business in the communities in which we operate. Book & Claim allows anyone traveling to and from Davos to support sustainability and grow the market for sustainable aviation fuels.”
Under the scheme SAF will be inserted by Jet Aviation into the supply chain in an independent transaction while the buyer, or operator, gets a credit for their SAF purchase and the emissions reduction
“Each year participants to Davos are encouraged to purchase sustainable aviation fuel to inset their transportation,” said Adrienne Gibbs, policy lead for World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow. “Purchasing SAF provides travellers with a way to directly invest in eliminating aviation lifecycle emissions. Clean Skies for Tomorrow is excited about the progress made on SAF in recent years, and about the purchase options that exist for both business aviation customers and those traveling on commercial airlines. Our hope is that in the future, flying on SAF becomes the norm.”
The first two days of the World Economic Forum in 2019 attracted 156 arrivals (142 aircraft) according to WINGX.
“Business aviation is deeply committed to climate action, and we are proud that we have reduced our carbon emissions 40% over the past 40 years,” said International Business Aviation Council Director General and SAF Coalition Steering Committee Co-Chair Kurt Edwards. “Our member companies have been at the forefront of the aviation industry’s drive to sustainability. Book and Claim enables our operators to encourage the production of SAF and participate now in the decarbonization of the sector.”
Members of the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel include the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
Image credit: Impressions from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 16 May. World Economic Forum/Manuel Lopez