Surrey Live - Victoria Shipp
The airport has announced plans for solar installation- meanwhile Extinction Rebellion protested outside the airport against the proposed expansion
Farnborough Airport made headlines in September when it announced plans to significantly expand. The new plans could lead to a doubling of weekend flights as well as longer opening hours. With the airport set to submit a formal planning application this month, they have been drawing attention to what they are doing to achieve net zero.
One of these green commitments is the airport's use of sustainable fuel. Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) has been promoted by British Government and is a low carbon alternative to the normal jet fuel. At the end of October Farnborough Airport announced it had sold its millionth litre of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which it says demonstrates its aim to be a “sustainability showcase for airports around the world.” The airport has committed to achieving net zero by 2030, and says steps like this represent a “key milestone” in this journey.