Liege Airport equipped to handle sustainable aviation fuel
Liege has become the first Belgian airport to announce its readiness to accommodate the distribution of sustainable aviation fuel to its airline customers.
It notes that in the last few months of 2022, the airport’s fuel storage facilities have been audited and its storage and distribution procedures reviewed to ensure that they are equipped to accommodate the arrival of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The announcement follows the news that the NATO Pipeline System (CEPS) is ready to allow for the transport of sustainable aviation fuels as from tomorrow.
“With the airport-owned and operated fuel installations being connected to this pipeline network, any current and new fuel supplier now has the possibility to not only directly and physically discharge SAF via road tankers into our fuel installations, but also inject larger quantities of SAF into one of the intake points of CEPS,” says Liege Airport.
“In parallel, we are also happy to share that several of our airline-customers confirmed having talks with suppliers to arrange for the procurement and use of SAF at our airport in the short and medium term. We expect that the first cargo flight propelled by SAF will take off from Liege Airport very soon.”
By facilitating customer-airlines to deliver sustainable aviation fuel for their aircraft at our airport, Liege Airport is confident that it is actively contributing to the industry’s transition towards sustainable aviation