Liege Airport has become the first airport in Belgian capable of providing its airline customers with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The airport’s aviation fuel installations, as well as its fuelling staff, are ready to receive, store and distribute sustainable aviation fuel. In recent months, its fuel storage facilities have been audited and the airport’s fuel receipt, storage and distribution procedures have been reviewed to accommodate the arrival of SAF.

The NATO Pipeline System (CEPS) has been ready to transport sustainable aviation fuels since January 1st, 2023. As the airport-owned and -operated fuel installations are connected to this pipeline network, any existing or new fuel supplier can now not only directly and physically discharge SAF via road tankers into the airport’s fuel installations, but can also inject larger quantities of SAF into one of the CEPS intake points.

The airport also confirmed that several airline customers have had talks with suppliers to arrange for the procurement and use of SAF at Liege Airport in the short and medium term. The airport expects the first cargo flight propelled by SAF to take off soon.

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