Contact: Yvonne ColemanMarketing ManagerTel: (407) 648-7373Orlando ... ASIG®, an industry leader in aviation services, announced today that its jet fuel facility operation located at Denver International Airport (DEN) has been presented the 24-Karat Gold Challenge Award by Gov. Bill Ritter, Jr. for its commitment to sustainable environmental stewardship and environmental excellence. In 2009, ASIG achieved Gold Leader Status in Colorado's Environmental Leadership Program (ELP).
The award is presented to a Gold Level member that demonstrates precedence in Colorado's environmental arena by making significant achievements through their environmental commitments and actions. ASIG's peers in the Gold Level program voted ASIG as the recipient for this year's 24-Karat Gold Challenge Award based on their participation with Denver International Airport in an energy savings project of which a key component was the construction of the first solar powered fuel facility in the United States.
The solar array project was completed in early December 2009 and is expected to reduce green house gas emissions of carbon dioxide by 6,100 tons and in the 12 months since the facility has been online, the total renewable energy generated has resulted in a savings of over 144,000 gallons of gasoline. Other ASIG initiatives in 2009 included installing equipment on the fuel system's pump motors to reduce energy usage and retrofitting of lighting in the facilities with energy efficient fluorescents.
Keith P. Ryan, President, said, "ASIG is delighted to be honored by our fellow Gold Level Members in Colorado's Environmental Leadership Program. Our team at ASIG Denver has clearly demonstrated their commitment to environmental stewardship by participating in and initiating projects that provide real and sustainable reductions in energy usage. They have significantly reduced their environmental footprint while achieving cost efficiencies for our customers."
Note to Editors: ASIG is a global provider of ground, fuel, cargo and airport facility services to airlines, airports, oil companies and industry partners. The company's 7,500 highly qualified aviation service professionals safely handle millions of flights annually. ASIG offers flexible, comprehensive service solutions that deliver value and quality across a network of 68 airports in North America, Europe and Asia.
ASIG is part of BBA Aviation plc a leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider with market leading businesses and attractive growth opportunities. BBA Aviation's Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support, ASIG and Executive Beechcraft) are focused on refueling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft. Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Ontic, International Governor Services, APPH, Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service and Barrett Turbine Engine Company) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the design, manufacture and services of aerospace sub-systems and components. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com