In the United States (US), independent fuel supplier Avfuel Corporation (Avfuel) has announced that it has added ACI Jet Orange County in southern California to its list of branded fixed-base operators (FBOs) now providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The fuel supplier will provide the FBO, which is located near the John Wayne Orange County Airport (KSNA) with a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel after having received its first load at the close of December 2021.
This new supply of SAF supports ACI Jet’s customers who are looking to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions immediately and significantly.
We are excited to provide our Orange County customers with a sustainable fuel option and to support progress toward a future of renewable energy in aviation, said Andrew Robillard, VP of ACI Jet FBOs and facilities.
SAF is the most effective way to reduce a flight’s carbon footprint. To quantify its benefit, each truckload – approximately 8 000 (US) gallons (≈ 30 280 litres) of SAF Avfuel supplies to the FBO provides a 19-tonne reduction in carbon emissions over its lifecycle.
In the future, SAF could deliver up to 80 percent less GHG emissions over its lifecycle versus traditional jet fuel if used in its neat, concentrated form.
Avfuel is proud to yet again work with ACI Jet on sustainability initiatives. Its team was one of the first to provide Avfuel’s SAF on a demonstrative basis back in August 2020, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to expand this offering with a consistent supply of SAF to the Orange County community. The result is a real, measurable difference in carbon emissions for sustainability-minded organizations, said Keith Sawyer, Alternative Fuels Manager at Avfuel.