Jetflite, Neste use sustainable aviation fuel business flights in Finland

Jetflite, Neste to use sustainable aviation fuel for business flights in Finland

11:56 AM, 4th May 2021
Jetflite is committed to sustainable aviation and is now taking first steps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (tm) for its private business flights in Finland. (Representative Image/File Photo)

ESPOO, FINLAND: Business aviation company Jetflite is a first-mover in offering lower-emission private business flights in Finland. Jetflite is committed to sustainable aviation and is now taking first steps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (tm). In its neat form, the fuel helps reduce life cycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 percent compared to fossil jet fuel use. The first lower-emission flight by Jetflite will take place in May 2021.

Jetflite, belonging to a large Finnish industrial conglomerate Wihuri Group, specializes in business flights, group charter, and air ambulance. Jetflite is also managing aircraft and offering air cargo services. Jetflite wants to respond to its clients' need to increase their contribution towards combating climate change as part of the Frankly Wihuri Sustainability Program.

"Flying has been challenging during the pandemic due to increased regulation and closed borders. Still, the number of flights has remained high as we can operate evacuation and air ambulance flights. With the vaccinations in place and countries opening up, we predict the need for business aviation to start increasing. During that time, we want to be able to offer lower-emission flights and help our customers to reduce their carbon footprint of business flying significantly,” said Jan Lindholm, head of sales, Jetflite.

Jetflite has five aircraft in its fleet. The company also has an extensive network of partner operators offering altogether 600 to 700 flights per year, under normal circumstances.
The aviation industry has already taken steps in the right direction by committing to the target of achieving carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onwards.

"Neste and Jetflite have been collaborating for over 5 years on delivering fuels for the flights at Helsinki airport in Finland. This is now our first step in partnering to reduce the carbon footprint of business flights that Jetflite offers,” said Tuomas Kulola, head of sales, marketing & services, Neste.

“Neste MY SAF is already available in many airports in Europe, North America and Asia and it's a great pleasure to be able to offer it also to a private business flight operator in Finland. The fuel use provides an immediate solution for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of flying. It's fully compatible with the existing jet engine technology and fuel distribution infrastructure.

Therefore, no additional investments or modifications to the aircraft or fuel distribution infrastructure are needed,” said Kulola.

The partnership between Neste and Jetflite and the collaboration recently announced with Finnair serve as showcases for other businesses to reduce business air travel emissions.

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