San Francisco International Airport joins commitment to get aviation industry to net-zero emissions by 2050

San Francisco International Airport joins commitment to get aviation industry to net-zero emissions by 2050

Airport backs strategy to replace with sustainable aviation fuel and alternate propulsion aircraft

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (October 14, 2021) announced that it has joined over two dozen aviation companies around the world backing a bold new aviation transition strategy drafted by the Mission Possible Partnership (MPP) that envisions a complete phase out of fossil jet fuel to get the aviation industry to net-zero emissions by 2050. Fossil jet fuel could be completely replaced by Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) along with new hydrogen and battery-electric propulsion aircraft by this timeline.

“Decarbonizing air transportation requires bold action from our entire industry,” said SFO Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “Setting a goal for net-zero aviation can only be achieved through the engaged participation of airports, fuel suppliers, aircraft manufacturers, and airlines. As the leading U.S. airport for the use of sustainable aviation fuel, we are proud to be a part of the most ambitious commitment this industry has ever made for our planet.”

The MPP articulates ten critical insights of the strategy to achieve net-zero aviation by 2050, which will rely on a massive ramp-up of SAF production and use. Signatories include aircraft manufacturer Airbus, fuel producer Neste, major airlines including United Airlines, Delta, and KLM, and international airports such as Copenhagen and London-Heathrow. SFO was the only US airport to sign on directly.

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This commitment compliments other industry efforts to advance the use of sustainable aviation fuel. In September 2021, SFO joined 60 aviation companies around the world in the signing of a “Clean Skies for Tomorrow” statement to accelerate the supply and use of sustainable aviation fuel to reach 10% of the global aviation fuel supply by 2030. Both efforts support SFO’s own goal to achieve net zero carbon operations by 2030.

In September 2018, SFO signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a group of eight airlines and fuel producers to work cooperatively on expanding the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels at SFO. The agreement is the first of its kind to include fuel suppliers, airlines, and airport agencies in a collaborative effort to accelerate the global transition to sustainable fuels. SFO has since emerged as one of the leading airports for the use of sustainable aviation fuel.

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Doug Yakel
Public Information Officer
External Affairs Office
San Francisco International Airport

Source: San Francisco International Airport