Sustainable Aviation Fuel

First private aircraft fuelled with sustainable aviation fuel in Italy

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A private jet managed by Sirio was the first general aviation aircraft to be fuelled with sustainable aviation fuel in Italy, at Milan Linate Airport.

Italy’s Milan Linate Airport is the first in Italy to fuel a business aircraft with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This is according to SEA Prime and reported in AINonline. The company’s Milano Prime subsidiary manages the general aviation infrastructure at the city’s two airports (Linate and Malpensa).

The company obtained blended SAF produced by Italian energy company Eni. It will fuel long-time tenant Sirio’s fleet of managed private jets. The company hopes to make SAF widely available to all business aviation operators over the next few months.

Sustainable aviation fuel is one environmental initiative

The move is the latest in the company’s environmental initiatives. These also include replacing its passenger shuttles and operational equipment with electrically-powered versions. It also plans to construct a green-hydrogen generating plant at Malpensa.

“We are really glad to have reached a new milestone for Milano Prime,” said CEO Chiara Dorigotti. “The decarbonisation of our sector is certainly a priority for SEA Prime and for the SEA Group, as evidenced by all the initiatives to date. We trust that availability of SAF in Italy will increase to respond to the ever-increasing demand from business aviation operators who want to achieve sustainability objectives.”

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