renewable-solutions, aviation · 10/19/2022

Signature Aviation expands the supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to all of its operations in California

Neste Corporation, News, 19 October 2022

Photo: Signature Flight Support

Signature Aviation, the world’s largest network of Fixed-Base Operations (FBO) delivering essential support services at private aviation terminals, announced today that it has expanded the availability of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) to all of its locations in California.

Business aviation users now have greater access to SAF in California, enabling them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of their air travel when flying from Signature Aviation’s private aviation terminals at San Diego International Airport, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Fresno Yosemite International Airport, and Palm Springs International Airport. This brings SAF available to all 10 of Signature Aviation’s owned locations in California. 

SAF has been widely acknowledged as a key element in helping to achieve aviation’s emissions reduction goals. Together with Neste, the world’s largest producer of sustainable aviation fuel, Signature is accelerating the business aviation industry’s journey towards net-zero carbon emissions. This expansion of SAF availability is built on the existing partnership between Neste and Signature from 2020. Through the scope of the current partnership, Neste and Signature will deliver over 29 million gallons (89,000 tonnes) of blended SAF, reducing over 62 thousand tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, equivalent to the emissions from more than 13,000 cars in a year. 

“SAF is recognized as the most effective way to reduce GHG emissions from air travel and an important solution to reaching the business aviation industry’s pledge to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” says Chris Cooper, President of Neste US. "Together, Signature and Neste are meeting the industry’s growing demand by increasing the volumes and locations where customers can have easy access to SAF to achieve their bold climate goals.” 

“Two years ago we announced our first permanent supply of sustainable jet fuel for private aircraft in San Francisco. Since then, we’ve maintained a sharp focus on investing in the supply chain, collaborating with our customers, and expanding availability with Neste. The result today is 10 Californian locations that can decisively provide the solution to reducing private aircraft carbon emissions,” shared Beatrice Batty, Director, Fuel Operations for Signature Aviation.

This expanded availability is enabled by Neste's growing production capacity - Neste will be able to produce 515 million gallons of SAF (1.5 million metric tonnes) annually by the end of 2023. Neste has a bold carbon handprint goal to help its customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tonnes annually by 2030, as well as to reach a target of carbon neutral production by 2035. 

For Signature Aviation, the expanded availability of SAF in California represents a central objective of Signature Renew, its company-wide sustainability initiative. As the first FBO worldwide to offer a permanent supply of SAF, Signature Aviation is continuing to provide a multitude of practical solutions to help operators work towards emission goals. To date, Signature offers a sustainable aviation fuel option for privately operated aircraft at aviation service facilities in California, Colorado, Washington, Alabama, Texas, and the United Kingdom. 

SAF delivers the performance of conventional jet fuel but with a significantly smaller carbon footprint on a life cycle basis. Using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ in its neat form reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over the fuel’s life cycle compared to using fossil jet fuel. Neste MY SAF is produced from 100% sustainably-sourced, renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil from restaurants and animal fat waste. SAF is blended with conventional jet fuel and works seamlessly with existing fueling infrastructure and aircraft engines. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ is a today solution, commercially available and in use worldwide. 

*Calculations use established life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies, such as CORSIA methodology.

Further information: Please contact Neste’s media service, tel. +358 800 94025 / (weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. EET).

Neste in brief

Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. We are introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as liquefied waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035, and we will reduce the carbon emission intensity of sold products by 50% by 2040. We also have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2021, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 15.1 billion. Read more: 

About Signature Aviation 

Signature Aviation is one of the world’s preeminent global aviation companies offering exceptional experiences and essential support services to business and private aviation customers. The company’s large-scale infrastructure footprint enables travel and is a critical global economic driver. Signature operates an industry-leading network of private aviation terminals, with over 200 locations covering key destinations in 27 countries across five continents. The United States is the company’s largest market with operations at 38 of the top 50 busiest airports. The company also offers more than 11 million square feet of multiuse office and hangar real estate, providing unique networkwide benefits and advantages to customers who base their aircraft at a Signature location. For more information, please visit