Gordon MP Richard Thomson has welcomed Aberdeen Airport’s announcement that it has taken its first delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The SAF was delivered by Air bp and will be blended with traditional jet fuel for Bristow flights to bp’s North Sea offshore operations in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
bp is the first North Sea operator to voluntarily commit to an ongoing supply of SAF for its North Sea flights, helping to decarbonise the transport to its offshore operations.
Welcoming the announcement, Richard Thomson MP said:
“Clearly, there is a very big task for the aviation industry to respond to not only environmental concerns but also increasingly-ambitious targets to reduce and decarbonise emissions. I’m therefore very pleased that Aberdeen Airport is taking action to address that and play a leading role in driving this forward.”
Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth MSP said:
“This is a really encouraging development as the increased use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) will be an essential steppingstone towards the Scottish aviation sector reaching net zero.
“The use of these fuels is expected to rise significantly in the coming years and could bring significant economic opportunities for Scotland, so this is a welcome first step from Aberdeen Airport.”