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Fly Safe. Fly Quiet. Fly SAF.

Welcome to the Truckee Tahoe Airport, where sustainability and community are at the forefront of everything we do.

our commitment

We are a proud founding member and strong supporter of the Climate Transformation Alliance, a regional public-private partnership committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2045. Together with local governments, organizations, and businesses, we believe that aviation can be a force for good, and we’re committed to leading the way towards a more sustainable future for everyone.

key sustainability areas

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Sustainable aviation fuel

Starting in 2024, all aviation jet fuel sold by Truckee Tahoe Airport District will be SAF from AvFuel and Neste, offering a 23% reduction in carbon emissions per gallon compared to traditional Jet A fuel over the entire life cycle.

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Operational efficiency

From using electric aircraft Ground Power Units (eGPU’s), installing energy-efficient airfield lighting and to offering electric vehicle charging stations to our guests, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices.

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Land & Water

We aim to preserve the natural beauty of the region and maintain open space surrounding the airport as a habitat for local wildlife and for guests to enjoy scenic views.

sustainability highlights

In 2023, Truckee Tahoe Airport’s sustainability target was that of the industry: net zero emissions by 2050. To work towards this goal, we made substantial progress on active initiatives and kicked off multiple new initiatives.

Transition to 100% blended SAF

Completed in July 2023, reducing Scope 3 emissions by 31% for the year.

Fleet Electrification

Replaced four internal combustion engines (ICE) vehicles with four electric vehicles.

Tracking emissions

Partnered with NZero to track Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions and quantify the carbon footprint.

Full-service fueling

In Q4 2023, the airport implemented full-service fueling for 100LL aircraft, reducing emissions by an estimated 98% compared to self-service fueling.

reports

Truckee Tahoe Airport Sustainability Report 2023

KTRK Air Traffic Control

2020-2023 Truckee Tahoe Airport Lands Management Report

Truckee Tahoe Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan

real impact on the environment

In line with the broader goals of the aviation industry and the values of the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community, our sustainability activities lead to tangible benefits to its diverse stakeholders. This includes being one of the first general aviation airports in the area to offer sustainable aviation fuel to our clients.

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100% Blended SAF

Climate impact

eGPUs

Truckee Tahoe Airport purchased two electric Ground Power Units (eGPU) in 2024 to reduce emissions from aircraft engines.

Data-informed targets

We will explore more ambitious targets in 2024, transitioning from the industry-adopted target of Net Zero by 2050.

Biodiversity & Conservation

We manage 2,000+ acres of diverse land, implementing various activities to maintain the landscape, preserve wildlife and habitat, and protect special status species while providing recreational opportunities.

sustainability podcast

Join us in our journey towards building the airport of the future. Tune in bi-weekly on your favorite podcast platform.

why is this important

Hear from industry leaders and get a deeper understanding of why SAF is not just important, but crucial in our journey towards net-zero aviation. Clearer skies are within reach, and this is a key step in the right direction.

Listen to our General Manager

Robb Etnyre

Learn how a pioneering general aviation airport has become the first in the world to fully transition to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Watch the interview with

Jennifer Callaway

Town of Truckee, Town Manager

Learn why greening aircraft fuel is such an important measure of local community development and preserving the environment.

Watch the interview with

Chris Barbera

CEO, Mountain Lion Aviation

Learn from the biggest local charter aircraft operator on how Truckee Tahoe Airport is ushering in cleaner skies by enabling greener flying.

Watch the interview with

Amy Berry

CEO, Tahoe Fund

Learn how Truckee Tahoe Airport is playing a crucial role in improving the Lake Tahoe environment given how large a role transporation plays in it.

testimonials

As pilots flying out of Truckee, we’re aware of our responsibility towards the environment. It’s not our intention to harm the planet; if sustainable aviation fuel can help us reduce emissions and minimize our carbon footprint, then we’re all in.

Chris Barbera

CEO and Director of Operations, Mountain Lion Aviation

The customer base made Truckee an ideal place to implement sustainable fuel, with the average customer caring deeply about the environment and willing to pay for that by reducing impacts through SAF. The district’s goal to ultimately reach 100% SAF is unheard of for general aviation airports.

Hardy Bullock

Supervisor for Nevada County’s fifth district

SAF is the most effective way to reduce a flight’s carbon footprint. It’s one more way to reach a business’ or airport’s sustainability goals and earn good will amongst stakeholders and communities.

Marci Ammerman

VP Marketing, AvFuel Corporation

When we ask our clients to spend more on sustainable aviation fuel, we’re asking for their buy-in to our community’s values. They already come here because of the natural beauty of the North Lake Tahoe area; we’re asking them to buy into the values that help sustain that natural beauty.

Robb Etnyre

General Manager

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