Swissport Fuels First Ever Passenger Flight Using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

0
631

On Dec. 1, 2021, Swissport provided fuelling services for the first-ever commercial passenger flight using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The United Airlines flight departed with more than 100 passengers from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and landed at Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport. 
Swissport played an important role as the into-plane fueling services provider, supporting its long-time customer United Airlines with this milestone towards greener airways.

Swissport is proud to support United Airlines on this historic event as we work together to make aviation more sustainable,” says Stan Livingston, COO fuelling service and aircraft maintenance at Swissport. “Sustainable Aviation Fuels are the most measurable solution to reduce aviation carbon emissions in the coming decades. It is extremely important for us to provide high-quality services while also supporting innovation to change the way air travel impacts the environment.” 

Swissport was also involved with United’s earlier test flights in 2016 and 2019, as well as in trials with Alaska Airlines. This takes a collaborative effort between the airline, fuel supplier, and the into-plane service provider, where Swissport intends to play its role as an enabler for expanding the use of SAF today and in the future. 

With approximately 450 daily departures by United Airlines, Chicago O’Hare International is Swissport’s largest into-plane fuelling operation. Globally, Swissport’s fuelling division has more than 2,000 employees operating at 40 airports across six countries (US, Canada, Germany, Austria, Norway, UK) on behalf of more than 120 airline customers. In 2019, Swissport fuelled some 6,300 flights per day, totalling 2,300,000 flights yearly. In 2021, the company is on pace for 1,850,000 flights fuelled.     

xyz xyz
Devender was born in the year when the Beatles Group was formed. He holds two master’s degrees in English Literature and Public Administration. He also has an Honors degree in English Literature and a post-graduate diploma in Corporate Communications and Public Relations. He was closely associated with the Indian State Transport Undertakings and Ministry of Transport in his role as Corporate Communications and PR specialist for over two decades handling domestic and international organizations. He ventured into business forming his own Media House, Profiles Media Network Private Limited which is now a twenty years old company. Excelling as an editor, Marketing, PR, Anchor, and Advertising specialist, he is now expertly navigating the world of social media. A widely traveled professional internationally, Devender has a deep understanding of the Air Cargo, Cargo Business, Cargo Airports, Freighters and Cargo Industry at large.