Avikor and Air Nostrum cooperate to enable Valencia Football Club to fly using sustainable aviation fuel
- Avikor has supplied a blend of SAF and JET A-1 to the flight operated by Air Nostrum that will transport Valencia CF from Seville to Valencia
Avikor, the Exolum platform that offers individuals and companies the opportunity to reduce the emissions of their commercial flights, has supplied the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the flight operated by Air Nostrum covering the Seville – Valencia route and which will carry Valencia Football Club back to the coastal city after its league match. SAF is produced from waste or materials of plant origin. Therefore, across its whole lifecycle, the emissions deriving from its use are up to 80% lower.
This is one of the first flights operated in Spain that will use this type of fuel, and it represents a commitment by both companies and the club to flying more sustainably. The CRJ-1000 will take off from Seville and fly to Valencia airport fuelled by a blend of Jet A-1 and SAF.
Furthermore, Exolum was the company responsible for transporting the fuel blend from Madrid to Seville airport as well as supplying it to the aircraft. Owing to the adaptability of SAF, additional adjustments to the fuel or engine components were not required.
The final blend was analysed at the laboratories of origin and also at Exolum laboratories and was confirmed compliant with quality specifications for this type of fuel, with the SAF component being certified as “sustainable fuel” according to the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) system, which is recognised by the EU.
Avikor is the Exolum platform that offers both individuals and companies the opportunity to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in their flights, thus significantly reducing polluting emissions.
The main aim of this initiative is to promote universally a more sustainable way of flying, as the analysis of its lifecycle has shown that SAF reduces carbon emissions by up to 80%.
With 75,507 flights and some 5.2 million passengers annually, Air Nostrum is the leading regional aviation company in Spain and one of the largest European airlines in its class. It operates for the Iberia Group under the Iberia Regional Air Nostrum brand, has a turnover of more than 501 million euros and has about 1,400 employees.