Luxaviation Group unveils significant Sustainable Aviation Initiatives at Paris Le Bourget ExecuJet FBO

07 May 2024

Luxembourg – Luxaviation Group, one of the largest business aircraft and helicopter operators worldwide headquartered in Luxembourg, is proud to announce significant advancements in its sustainability strategy with the introduction of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) options at its Paris Le Bourget Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facility. This follows the FBOs transition to fully electric ground handling equipment (GHE) marking a significant step towards sustainable aviation. The FBO is managed under the ExecuJet brand.

In line with its commitment to transitioning towards more sustainable air transport, Luxaviation Group today provides its clientele with the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint through the use of SAF at its Paris Le Bourget FBO. ExecuJet now supplies a maximum blend of up to 35% Biofuel with Jet A1 fuel, certified to meet the highest standards. The SAF provided is derived from used cooking oil, a renewable feedstock which is refined through the Hydrotreated Esters and Fatty Acids (HEFA) process.

When applied in context, for example flying from ExecuJet Paris Le Bourget FBO to ExecuJet Johannesburg FBO on a Global 7500 utilizing a 35% blend of SAF/Jet A1fuel, customers can reduce their CO2 emissions by approximately 20 tons. This demonstrates the significant impact of utilizing SAF in air travel, a safe and blendable substitute that and aligns with Luxaviation’s commitment to sustainable aviation.

Additionally, Luxaviation Group continuously explores opportunities for further technological advancements to streamline processes, enhance operational efficiency and minimize its environmental impact. Its Paris Le Bourget FBO boasts state-of-the-art electronic handling equipment from equivalent airspeed (EAS), including a range of amenities such as push back assistance, passenger boarding bridges, luggage belts, Ground Power Units (GPUs), lavatory services, Mototok tugs, and potable water facilities.

Patrick Hansen, CEO of Luxaviation Group, said: "As the industry aligns with global environmental goals and the Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change, sustainability stands as a cornerstone of Luxaviation Group, paving the way for a more sustainable future in aviation. We strive to set new standards and inspire others to join us in embracing innovation to enhance corporate social responsibility.”