Atlantic Aviation Ups SAF Supply for UN Conference

 - September 23, 2022, 10:31 AM
With Aspen playing host to the main event in the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development, Atlantic Aviation in partnership with its fuel supplier Avfuel is ensuring ample supplies of sustainable aviation fuel will be available at its FBO at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport during the event. (Photo: Atlantic Aviation)

Avfuel and Atlantic Aviation have partnered to ensure abundant sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is available for the United Nations’ Mountain Global Partnership meeting to be held next week in Aspen.

Atlantic began stocking continuous supplies of SAF at its Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (KASE) FBO last year, and today it will receive an additional two loads of Neste’s blended SAF, delivered by renewable diesel-powered tankers, and placed into a newly dedicated tank. To commemorate the occasion, Atlantic will have a specially marked “Atlantic Evolve” refueller.

The conference, which is held every four years, invites representatives from mountainous countries around the world. This marks the first time it will be held in North America. Attendees will include hundreds of environmental scientists, along with approximately 40 UN delegates from the UN General Assembly underway in New York, some of whom will arrive by air via the Atlantic FBO.

“Atlantic Aviation is firmly committed to going higher when it comes to promoting sustainable aviation, especially in sensitive mountain environments for which air travel is critical infrastructure for people, goods, and services,” explained Brian Corbett, the FBO operator’s chief commercial and sustainability officer. “All of us at both Atlantic Aviation and Avfuel are pleased to increase our constant supply of SAF at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport for this landmark event.”

Atlantic also offsets all of its carbon emissions at KASE through purchased credits.