general aviation industry announces event to reaffirm commitment to sustainable alternative jet fuel

October 18, 2018

A coalition of international aviation organizations announced an upcoming event to reaffirm the general aviation industry’s commitment to advancing the development and adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF).

The event – Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability, scheduled for January 17, 2019, at the Van Nuys Airport in Southern California– will demonstrate that SAJF can become a mainstream, drop-in alternative for today’s general aviation aircraft. Jet fuel blended with SAJF will be available for use across the airport during the event, as operators fuel up and fly with the sustainable product – VNY’s four fixed-based operators (FBOs) have collaborated to participate in this initiative.

Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability follows the May 2018 release of the “Business Aviation Guide to the Use of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF)” at the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2018), and a joint declaration by several leading general aviation organizations to promote the development of SAJF.

The release of the guide, the upcoming airport initiative and other efforts reflect the industry’s long-standing commitment to emissions reduction, including, among other aims, carbon neutrality from 2020 forward.