Signature Aviation wins FBO race to carbon neutral


Private jet terminal operator Signature Aviation has become the first FBO to achieve carbon neutrality across its global network.

While other FBOs have achieved carbon neutrality across one or several of their bases, Signature claims it is the first of its kind to make its entire network of 200 locations carbon neutral.

The company said it achieved carbon neutrality for 2022 across all emissions, including ground equipment and vehicles, facilities, electric and gas heating and its buildings. Signature has committed to maintaining carbon neutrality for every year going forward.

The firm achieved this by the use of electric vehicles, on-site solar power, grid-based renewable energy and carbon offsetting. Signature said that it plans to use offsetting less in future years as it continues its investment in reducing its own emissions.

“It was important for us to take our entire network to carbon neutrality instead of ceremonially doing so at a few regional locations,” said Tony Lefebvre, CEO, Signature Aviation. “We’ve set out to achieve ambitious emissions reduction targets, and rather than just making promises, we are proud to deliver real, quantifiable progress by becoming the first FBO to achieve carbon neutrality across its entire global network.”

Signature has also been using its Eagle County Airport FBO in Colorado as a “test bed for sustainable innovation”. It was the company’s first site to achieve carbon neutrality in autumn 2022 due to its on-site solar generation, facility and fleet upgrades that reduced emissions by 15%, and the establishment of a supply chain for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAAF) in the nearby Colorado Rockies. Signature has delivered over 16m gallons of SAF, which it claims is approximately 80% of all general aviation SAF sold in the US.

In October last year, Signature signed a deal with Bombardier for the purchase of SAF through Book and Claim.

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