Leading Edge Jet Center Accepts Load of Avfuel SAF at BFI
SEATTLE / December 9, 2020 / AVIATION NEWS – In commitment to driving the industry’s sustainability initiatives forward, Avfuel Corporation partnered with Leading Edge Jet Center, a provider of business aviation services throughout the Pacific Northwest, to deliver a demonstrative load of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the fixed-base operator’s (FBO) Seattle facility.
The initial delivery, taking place on December 9, 2020, marks the first load of sustainable aviation fuel for an FBO at the King County International Airport – Boeing Field (BFI) for resale to its customers, as well as Avfuel’s entry to SAF deliveries in Washington state.
In total, Avfuel delivered 7,300 gallons of SAF to Leading Edge Jet Center’s KBFI location, resulting in a two metric ton reduction in CO2 emissions for the FBO’s customers. The fuel will be placed in a general fuel storage tank, meaning that after the delivery date, any aircraft uploading fuel at this Leading Edge Jet Center facility will benefit from emissions reductions.
“As we band together as an industry to commit to a clean future, Avfuel is working diligently to do its part, including delivering single loads of SAF to sustainably-minded customers like Leading Edge Jet Center,” said Mark Haynes, Avfuel’s vice president of sales. “Demonstrative SAF delivery events like this send a demand signal to producers, customers and regulatory authorities, bringing us one step closer to realizing aviation’s sustainability goals. Avfuel thanks the Leading Edge Jet Center team members for their collaboration on this exciting opportunity and being upstanding stewards for change.”
“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time,” said Steven Levesque, Leading Edge Jet Center’s executive chairman. “It is critical for every industry to innovate and contribute to a more sustainable future, and for individuals to make greener choices wherever possible. Leading Edge Jet Center is proud to partner with Avfuel in bringing their blended sustainable aviation fuel to BFI, providing our customers with a high quality, green alternative to traditional jet fuel.”
Those interested in learning more about sustainable aviation fuel and Avfuel’s sustainability efforts are encouraged to visit avfuel.com/sustainability or contact Keith Sawyer, manager of alternative fuels, at [email protected] for more information.
ABOUT AVFUEL’S SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL
Avfuel sources it concentrated SAF from Gevo, Inc., and blends it with petroleum-based jet fuel. This mixture is then tested for fuel quality and to ensure it meets ASTM D1655 standards. The product has a net benefit to the environment across its lifecycle. Created from cornstarch, for every one million gallons of the concentrated SAF that is produced, approximately 10 million pounds of animal feed and protein is sold into the food chain, and the final jet fuel product burns cleaner, reducing carbon emissions released into the atmosphere.
ABOUT AVFUEL CORPORATION
Avfuel provides fuel and services to the global aviation industry and is the leading independent supplier in the United States. Established as a supply and logistics company more than 45 years ago, Avfuel is core competent in every aspect that surrounds the delivery of fuel – from refinery to wingtip. Avfuel combines global access with personalized service throughout a fueling network of more than 3,000 locations worldwide and 650+ Avfuel-branded dealers. Our 100% dedication to aviation demonstrates our passion and commitment to a global community that prospers on the movement of goods and services around the world.
ABOUT LEADING EDGE JET CENTER
Leading Edge Jet Center delivers world-class business aviation and jet fueling services in the Pacific Northwest with bespoke customer care that focuses on providing a seamless travel experience. Offering a range of amenities from aircraft maintenance and storage, to ground transportation and hotel bookings, our passion for elevating the travel experience fuels a deep commitment to our clients and our communities. As a trusted aviation partner, Leading Edge Jet Center prides itself on delivering safe, comfortable and reliable service in all facets of our operations as we enable our customers and their businesses to soar to new heights.
Avfuel Corporation: Marci Ammerman, Vice President Marketing, 734-663-6466, [email protected], www.avfuel.com, facebook.com/avfuel, Twitter: @Avfuel
Leading Edge Jet Center: Steven Levesque, Executive Chairman, (843) 412-6881 [email protected], www.leadingedgejet.com