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  • GRAL. JUAN N. ÁLVAREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAA): 25.52 °C / 77.94 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • DEL NORTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAN): 13.88 °C / 56.98 °F CLEAR SKY
  • LIC. JESUS TERAN PEREDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAS): 14.34 °C / 57.81 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • BAHIAS DE HUATULCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMBT): 14.68 °C / 58.42 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. MARIANO MATAMOROS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMCB): 14.07 °C / 57.33 °F CLEAR SKY
  • CIUDAD DEL CARMEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCE): 17.35 °C / 63.23 °F CLEAR SKY
  • CULIACÁN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCL): 26.96 °C / 80.53 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • CHETUMAL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCM): 15.93 °C / 60.67 °F CLEAR SKY
  • CIUDAD OBREGÓN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCN): 8.38 °C / 47.08 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • ING. ALBERTO ACUNA ONGAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCP): 24.30 °C / 75.74 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • ABRAHAM GONZÁLEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCS): 14.22 °C / 57.60 °F CLEAR SKY
  • CHICHÉN-ITZÁ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCT): 23.09 °C / 73.56 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • GRAL. DIV. P.A. ROBERTO FIERRO VILLALOBOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMCU): 16.38 °C / 61.48 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. PEDRO JOSE MENDEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCV): 24.44 °C / 75.99 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • COZUMEL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCZ): 25.77 °C / 78.39 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • DURANGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMDO): 14.44 °C / 57.99 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • AMADO NERVO NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMEP): 19.44 °C / 66.99 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. ALBERTO SALINAS CARRANZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMES): 15.56 °C / 60.01 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • MIGUEL HIDALGO Y COSTILLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMGL): 17.29 °C / 63.12 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • GRAL. JOSE MARIA YANEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMGM): 22.22 °C / 72 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. IGNACIO PESQUEIRA GARCIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMHO): 22.01 °C / 71.62 °F CLEAR SKY
  • LIC. MIGUEL DE LA MADRID NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMIA): 20.38 °C / 68.68 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • PLAN DE GUADALUPE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMIO): 17.00 °C / 62.60 °F CLEAR SKY
  • VALLE DEL FUERTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLM): 23.33 °C / 73.99 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLO): 13.00 °C / 55.40 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. MANUEL MARQUEZ DE LEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLP): 21.11 °C / 70 °F CLEAR SKY
  • LORETO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMLT): 25.96 °C / 78.73 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. SERVANDO CANALES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMA): 23.36 °C / 74.05 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LIC. MANUEL CRECENCIO REJON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMD): 26.06 °C / 78.91 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • GRAL. RODOLFO SANCHEZ TABOADA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMML): 22.13 °C / 71.83 °F CLEAR SKY
  • MINATITLÁN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMT): 23.22 °C / 73.80 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • VENUSTIANO CARRANZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMV): 12.44 °C / 54.39 °F CLEAR SKY
  • MEXICO CITY BENITO JUAREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMX): 11.00 °C / 51.80 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. MARIANO ESCOBEDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMY): 16.31 °C / 61.36 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. RAFAEL BUELNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMZ): 13.94 °C / 57.09 °F CLEAR SKY
  • QUETZALCOATL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMNL): 16.00 °C / 60.80 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • XOXOCOTLAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMOX): 16.00 °C / 60.80 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • TAJIN NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPA): 20.53 °C / 68.95 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • HERMANOS SERDAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  (MMPB): 10.49 °C / 50.88 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • MAR DE CORTEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPE): 23.07 °C / 73.53 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • PIEDRAS NEGRAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  (MMPG): 14.44 °C / 57.99 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. FRANCISCO MUJICA NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPN): 15.12 °C / 59.22 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • PALENQUE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPQ): 23.12 °C / 73.62 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LIC. GUSTAVO DIAZ ORDAZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPR): 28.33 °C / 82.99 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • PUERTO ESCONDIDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPS): 25.16 °C / 77.29 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • ING. FERNANDO ESPINOZA GUTIERREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMQT): 9.00 °C / 48.20 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. LUCIO BLANCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMRX): 21.13 °C / 70.03 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSD): 21.13 °C / 70.03 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CABO SAN LUCAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSL): 25.51 °C / 77.92 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • PONCIANO ARRIAGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSP): 14.00 °C / 57.20 °F CLEAR SKY
  • FRANCISCO SARABIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTC): 18.04 °C / 64.47 °F CLEAR SKY
  • ANGEL ALBINO CORZO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMTG): 21.72 °C / 71.10 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • GRAL. ABELARDO RODRIGUEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMTJ): 18.94 °C / 66.09 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. FRANCISCO JAVIER MINA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTM): 24.44 °C / 75.99 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • LIC. ADOLFO LOPEZ MATEOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTO): 6.00 °C / 42.80 °F CLEAR SKY
  • TAPACHULA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTP): 24.62 °C / 76.32 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CANCÚN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMUN): 25.78 °C / 78.40 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • CARLOS ROVIROSA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMVA): 23.45 °C / 74.21 °F MODERATE RAIN
  • GRAL. HERIBERTO JARA INERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMVR): 23.89 °C / 75 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. LEOBARDO RUIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMZC): 12.50 °C / 54.50 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMZH): 26.46 °C / 79.63 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • PLAYA DE ORO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMZO): 27.47 °C / 81.45 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
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.