Farnborough Airport Company celebrates launch of its Net Zero Roadmap with industry leading sustainable fuel initiative
30th June 2022 by Farnborough Airport
Farnborough Airport, Europe’s leading airport for premium air travel connectivity and the home of British aviation, today launches its Net Zero Roadmap, establishing one of the most ambitious Net Zero targets in the aviation sector. Titled, ‘Roadmap to Net Zero by 2030 – Where will you be?’, the Farnborough Airport Company is committing to be Net Zero across its controllable emissions by 2030 or sooner. This will result in a 91% reduction of those emissions. As part of the launch, ahead of this summer’s globally renowned 2022 Farnborough International Airshow, Farnborough Airport will be the first airport in the world to offer Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) – which can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by up to 80% – at the same price as standard Jet A1 fuel for a trial period from 1st July to the beginning of the Airshow.
As the largest business aviation airport in the UK and having become the first in the world to achieve carbon neutrality in 2018, Farnborough Airport is progressing its strategy to become a global showcase for airport sustainability through the launch of its Net Zero Roadmap, as Farnborough Airport CEO Simon Geere explains: “When it comes to supporting the decarbonisation of the aviation industry, we want to lead the way at Farnborough Airport, which is why we have set ourselves one of the most ambitious targets in the industry, by committing to be Net Zero across our controllable emissions by 2030 or sooner. Put simply, we want our customers to increasingly choose Farnborough Airport because of our sustainability credentials, alongside our market leading state-of-the-art facilities and our exceptional levels of customer care.”
The Roadmap outlines Farnborough Airport’s commitment to be Net Zero for its controllable emissions by 2030 and a pathway to do so. This covers the reduction of emissions from buildings, the airfield and on-site operational vehicles. By 2035, It has also committed to targeting a reduction of its controllable emissions and those it has partial influence over by over 40%. This includes emissions from the landing and take-off (LTO) cycle of aircraft up to 3,000 feet, and surface access emissions generated by passenger journeys to and from the airport.
Farnborough Airport first introduced SAF at the airport 12 months ago. Its increasing availability and demand are key component for reducing emissions generated by aircraft activity. At present, SAF production and purchase costs are a significant hurdle to its wholesale adoption across the aviation industry. As part of its Net Zero Roadmap launch, Farnborough Airport is putting the spotlight on the importance of reducing the costs of SAF and signalling its intent to be a catalyst for change across the wider aviation industry.
“We know where we want to be,” Geere explains. “We want to continue to be the premier business aviation airport in the world, building upon our historic and pioneering legacy. We also want to set the benchmark for environmental performance within our sector. We are on a journey to be Net Zero by 2030 or sooner, where will you be?”
Farnborough Airport reinvents the customer travel experience through exclusive partnership with EI8HT Oxygen
7th June 2022 by Farnborough Airport
Farnborough Airport, Europe’s leading airport for premium air travel experiences, has this week set a new standard for travel wellbeing. Through an exclusive partnership with EI8HT by Avrox, Farnborough Airport is the first offline stockist to offer passengers and crew an innovative oxygen drink that provides a refreshing pre-flight boost or aids jet lag recovery post-flight, marking a complete reinvention of the traditionally tiresome air travel experience.
Developed by the UK based human-centric technology company Avrox Technologies, and in partnership with the University of Oxford, EI8HT increases the body’s ability to transport oxygen to the muscles by 5% through triggering the production of microbubbles, which are 500 times thinner than human air.
This exciting collaboration between two progressive companies gives passengers and crew the chance to enjoy the EI8HT oxygen experience with immediate health benefits. The EI8HT drink sachets are mixed with water to increase oxygen supply, provide increased energy and improved performance, as well as alleviating the undesirable tiring effects of travel and low cabin oxygenation, making it the perfect 100% natural pre or post-flight pick-me-up. The innovative drink sachets and accompanying water bottles will be available to purchase for the first time in person, in Farnborough Airport’s passenger lounge two, as well as the ground floor crew room.
This news comes at the same time as the exciting refurbishment of Farnborough’s exclusive private lounge which has undergone a renovation. With a soft palette of blues and atmospheric lighting, the private lounge reflects the modern design of the airport, helping passengers to relax before or after their flight from Farnborough Airport.
Farnborough’s FBO Director said, “We are pleased to be working with Avrox Technologies on this innovative new offering to further develop our unrivalled customer experience, enhanced through Farnborough’s exclusive new private lounge. We are proud to be the first stockist of EI8HT products, and to offer our guests something completely unique and reinvigorating, as they travel through Farnborough Airport.”
Raymond Averre, the CEO of Avrox Technologies, commented; “We are delighted to be working with Farnborough Airport to offer their clients a truly innovative advantage. EI8HT is a unique functional beverage enhancer that will enrich the travel experience, using a patented oxygen delivery technology developed in collaboration with Oxford University. This exclusive partnership between two forward looking businesses will set the standard for travel wellbeing, bringing together the best of British innovation with the leading business aviation gateway to London.”