23 May 2016
Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, is launching its new Environmental Solutions offering at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva this week (Booth 131). The comprehensive service is made up of a number of elements supporting a best practice carbon reduction framework. It aims to help mitigate carbon impact across the aviation sector with a “Reduce, Replace, Neutralise” approach to carbon management. Air BP will promote the offer to industry stakeholders and customers throughout the show, and highlight how it can help business aviation achieve its carbon reduction goals. Air BP already provides a number of services to support customers working towards a lower carbon future, but this is the first time that the varying elements have been brought together in one product. The new Environmental Solutions package will offer operators, airports and FBO’S tailor-made solutions that will enable them to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions that can increase efficiency and enhance their reputation. The full offering includes the supply of Air BP Biojet as an alternative aviation fuel that offers a minimum carbon emission of 35%. Biojet is now delivered via the main hydrant system at Oslo Airport. Air BP continues to develop and supply unleaded Avgas and is currently rolling out a number of European UL91 locations where demand is high. A suite of technical services provides a variety of tools designed to make infrastructure facilities more efficient. These include Stop-Start technology, waste management, electric vehicles and state-of-the-art flow switches to replace facilities creating carbon. A carbon reduction and management programme, delivered in partnership with BP Target Neutral, allows aviation stakeholders to calculate and offset emissions. The emissions are offset via rigorously selected environmental projects which are proven to deliver socio-economic and environmental benefits. Finally BP’s emissions trading department helps companies comply with carbon cap and trade schemes, which can achieve cost certainty through hedging of future allowance exposure. Launching this environmental offer puts Air BP at the forefront of delivering effective lower carbon solutions for the aviation industry. As a company marking 90 years of aviation fuelling, Air BP has the knowledge and expertise to make a significant positive contribution.
“Air BP is committed to the aviation industry’s efforts to achieve its ambitious environmental targets. The launch of the Environmental Solutions offer at EBACE demonstrates that Air BP is focused on supporting the business aviation sector in meeting the target of a 50% reduction in total emissions by 2050, relative to 2015. The new offering is a win-win sitiuation. Not only is it good for the environment, but it is good for business too. It gives our customers the tools to help reduce their carbon footprint whilst improving efficiency. We believe it will be very well received.”Norbert Kamp, Chief Commercial Officer, Air BP
Leading by example Air BP is working to prevent, minimise and mitigate environmental impacts where ever it does business. It aims to become carbon neutral in its own operations and anticipates it will achieve certified carbon neutrality status (PAS2060) by the summer of 2016. During the EBACE show, delegates visiting the Air BP booth can have their carbon emissions to Geneva calculated, and offset, for free.
Notes to editors
- As the aviation division of BP, Air BP is one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services. It currently supplies over seven billion gallons of jet kerosene and aviation gasoline to its customers across the globe each year.
- Through its direct operations, Air BP fueled more than 6,000 flights every day – that’s over four aircraft every minute or one every 15 seconds. The company operates at more than 700 global locations in over 50 countries serving customers from the private pilot to some of the world’s largest airlines.
- Air BP’s technical and operations experts provide a complete aviation fuel consultancy service, including the design, build and operation of aviation fuelling facilities, to help customers protect their operations and manage risks.
- Customers range from domestic and international airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, as well as international airports and airfield operators.
- Air BP’s services for the General Aviation and Business Aviation sector include the Sterling Card, which can be used throughout the global network, including self-serve locations, providing easy access to fuel for thousands of Air BP clients including private pilots, aircraft management companies and corporate flight departments. Air BP’s card programmes were introduced in 1993 to bridge the gap between airline, general business and private aviation customers as an easy means of payment for aviation fuel on an as needed basis.
- For a full list of locations served by Air BP go to www.airbp.com/wheretofind