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  • GRAL. JUAN N. ÁLVAREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAA): 24.00 °C / 75.20 °F CLEAR SKY
  • DEL NORTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAN): 6.56 °C / 43.81 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LIC. JESUS TERAN PEREDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAS): 10.83 °C / 51.49 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • BAHIAS DE HUATULCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMBT): 9.92 °C / 49.86 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. MARIANO MATAMOROS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMCB): 10.14 °C / 50.25 °F CLEAR SKY
  • CIUDAD DEL CARMEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCE): 10.61 °C / 51.10 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • CULIACÁN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCL): 14.19 °C / 57.54 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • CHETUMAL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCM): 12.27 °C / 54.09 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CIUDAD OBREGÓN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCN): 5.51 °C / 41.92 °F CLEAR SKY
  • ING. ALBERTO ACUNA ONGAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCP): 22.63 °C / 72.73 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • ABRAHAM GONZÁLEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCS): 10.91 °C / 51.64 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CHICHÉN-ITZÁ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCT): 20.83 °C / 69.49 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. DIV. P.A. ROBERTO FIERRO VILLALOBOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMCU): 7.22 °C / 45 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. PEDRO JOSE MENDEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCV): 10.56 °C / 51.01 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • COZUMEL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCZ): 22.46 °C / 72.43 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • DURANGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMDO): 14.44 °C / 57.99 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • AMADO NERVO NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMEP): 15.56 °C / 60.01 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. ALBERTO SALINAS CARRANZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMES): 12.78 °C / 55 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • MIGUEL HIDALGO Y COSTILLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMGL): 16.70 °C / 62.06 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. JOSE MARIA YANEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMGM): 18.76 °C / 65.77 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. IGNACIO PESQUEIRA GARCIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMHO): 19.17 °C / 66.51 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LIC. MIGUEL DE LA MADRID NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMIA): 16.35 °C / 61.43 °F CLEAR SKY
  • PLAN DE GUADALUPE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMIO): 7.58 °C / 45.64 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • VALLE DEL FUERTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLM): 15 °C / 59 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLO): 10 °C / 50 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. MANUEL MARQUEZ DE LEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLP): 16.11 °C / 61 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LORETO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMLT): 18.93 °C / 66.07 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. SERVANDO CANALES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMA): 7.78 °C / 46 °F CLEAR SKY
  • LIC. MANUEL CRECENCIO REJON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMD): 21.05 °C / 69.89 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • GRAL. RODOLFO SANCHEZ TABOADA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMML): 16.03 °C / 60.85 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • MINATITLÁN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMT): 18.50 °C / 65.30 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • VENUSTIANO CARRANZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMV): 7.22 °C / 45 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • MEXICO CITY BENITO JUAREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMX): 7.02 °C / 44.64 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. MARIANO ESCOBEDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMY): 7.22 °C / 45 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. RAFAEL BUELNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMZ): 7.22 °C / 45 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • QUETZALCOATL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMNL): 8.41 °C / 47.14 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • XOXOCOTLAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMOX): 8.41 °C / 47.14 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • TAJIN NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPA): 13.01 °C / 55.42 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • HERMANOS SERDAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  (MMPB): 8.65 °C / 47.57 °F CLEAR SKY
  • MAR DE CORTEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPE): 16.67 °C / 62.01 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • PIEDRAS NEGRAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  (MMPG): 7.00 °C / 44.60 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. FRANCISCO MUJICA NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPN): 13.89 °C / 57 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • PALENQUE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPQ): 20.29 °C / 68.52 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • LIC. GUSTAVO DIAZ ORDAZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPR): 22.10 °C / 71.78 °F CLEAR SKY
  • PUERTO ESCONDIDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPS): 21.30 °C / 70.34 °F CLEAR SKY
  • ING. FERNANDO ESPINOZA GUTIERREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMQT): 6.65 °C / 43.97 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • GRAL. LUCIO BLANCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMRX): 8.21 °C / 46.78 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSD): 8.21 °C / 46.78 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • SAN FELIPE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMSF): 17.76 °C / 63.97 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CABO SAN LUCAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSL): 19.49 °C / 67.08 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • PONCIANO ARRIAGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSP): 7.00 °C / 44.60 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • FRANCISCO SARABIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTC): 9.44 °C / 48.99 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • ANGEL ALBINO CORZO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMTG): 17.95 °C / 64.31 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. ABELARDO RODRIGUEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMTJ): 13.09 °C / 55.56 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • GRAL. FRANCISCO JAVIER MINA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTM): 13.33 °C / 55.99 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • TAMUÍN NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTN): 12.78 °C / 55 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LIC. ADOLFO LOPEZ MATEOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTO): 6.66 °C / 43.99 °F CLEAR SKY
  • TAPACHULA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTP): 22.00 °C / 71.60 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • CANCÚN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMUN): 22.30 °C / 72.14 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • CARLOS ROVIROSA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMVA): 21.79 °C / 71.22 °F MODERATE RAIN
  • GRAL. HERIBERTO JARA INERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMVR): 21.11 °C / 70 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. LEOBARDO RUIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMZC): 8.32 °C / 46.98 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMZH): 25.06 °C / 77.11 °F CLEAR SKY
  • PLAYA DE ORO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMZO): 24.47 °C / 76.05 °F CLEAR SKY
Air BP greens up

Air BP has begun offering sustainable aviation fuel to business jet customers at Stockholm Arlanda and Caen Carpiquet airports through its recently-inked partnership with biofuel producer Neste, and is looking to collaborate with other providers to increase the supply of more environmentally-friendly fuels to the sector.

The move follows the launch at EBACE last year of the Sustainable Aviation Jet Fuel (SAJF) initiative, which aims to encourage the business aviation sector to reduce its carbon-dioxide emissions through the increased use of alternative fuels.

Air BP already has a wellestablished biofuel supply chain for commercial airlines throughout the Nordic region, but the addition of Caen in France for business aviation operators represents a step towards making sustainable fuels more widely available in other locations and to different customers.

However, there is “still a global shortage” of sustainable aviation fuel and “only a handful of facilities” can produce it, says Air BP global sales and marketing director for general aviation, Irene Lores. “We’re seeing increased interest [in sustainable aviation fuel] and it is now really at the top of the industry’s agenda, but it still requires further changes at all levels,” she says. “I expect the amount of fuel to increase significantly over time, but I believe this will require interim regulatory support and long-term policy [planning].”

There is “still a premium” to pay for sustainable aviation fuel, says Lores, although it is hoped that will change as supply increases.

Air BP announced in October that it had entered into an agreement with Neste to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of sustainable aviation fuel for airline customers. It says the fuel produced by Neste is derived from non-palm renewable and sustainable raw materials, and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over its lifecycle compared with conventional jet fuel.

Parent company BP has previously invested $30 million (£23 million) in Fulcrum BioEnergy, which produces biojet fuel from municipal solid waste. Lores says the firm is “open to other collaborations with producers” and industry associations.

Thorbjorn Larsson, general manager Air BP UK & Nordics, will participate in a SAJF panel discussion at EBACE on Tuesday 21 May at 14:00 in the Innovation Zone to discuss the properties of sustainable aviation fuel and its projected wider use within the business aviation sector.

During the show, Air BP will be “promoting sustainable aviation fuel and carbon offsetting, and getting more customers on board”, says Lores. Air BP last year launched a carbon offset programme for private flying in Europe in association with private jet charter business Victor, for which Lores says there has been “a good uptake”. It also has an agreement with Signature Flight Support to offset the emissions of Air BP Sterling Card holders at various locations.

“I’m very optimistic about how the business aviation industry is taking responsibility on this aspect,” Lores says.