GREENSBORO, N.C. / March 4, 2021 / AVIATION NEWS – Avfuel Corporation’s delivery of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to Koury Aviation (KGSO) on Wednesday, March 3, makes it the first FBO on the Eastern Seaboard to provide SAF for resale to the general aviation consumer.
Koury Aviation received two truckloads of the fuel at Piedmont Triad International Airport. Each truckload provides a 19 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions compared to petroleum-based jet fuel, creating significant emissions reductions for the sustainably-minded FBO and its customers.
“Avfuel is thrilled to work with the Koury Aviation team as the first branded operation to not only receive a load of SAF, but also sell it to any operator who wants it on the East Coast,” said Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels. “It’s an exciting milestone for Koury Aviation, Avfuel and the industry at large.”
“When we found out there was an opportunity to receive a delivery of SAF from Avfuel, we knew we had to jump on the opportunity,” said Brad Koury, Koury Aviation’s president. “With the Greensboro Transit Authority having introduced electric buses two years ago, and Kevin Baker—the airport’s executive director—promoting initiatives for a greener airport, I knew the introduction of SAF for the East Coast would be an important milestone for Koury Aviation and an optimum chance for us to do our part. Being just 20 minutes from two available Megasites [business clusters developed in collaboration with government, business and education], our FBO is a great place to introduce the future of fuel. Avfuel is helping us kickstart our sustainability journey right now with SAF, ahead of the potential local SAF production capacity that is expected to come online two to three years from now. The timing is prime for the fuel’s introduction as KGSO strives to be a link to a sustainable future, and to send a strong demand signal to current and future suppliers.”
The SAF was produced by Neste, and is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue materials—such as used cooking oil. It is a drop-in fuel that, once blended with petroleum jet fuel, meets ASTM D-1655 specification for jet fuel. This makes SAF an optimum solution to directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft, requiring no new investments, modifications or changes to the aircraft or fuel distribution procedures.
In January, Avfuel established a strategic partnership with Neste to grow the available supply of SAF in the United States.
Along with a commitment to sustainable solutions, Koury Aviation goes above and beyond to provide the amenities, service and attention guests need, when they need them. Its experienced team prides itself on developing personal relationships with its customers, and its proprietary training programs reinforce the FBO’s strict quality and safety standards.
Guests flying in to Greensboro for business or pleasure will enjoy professional services and amenities from the FBO out of its 9,400 square foot lobby and pilot services facility, including quality jet-A and avgas, internet-based flight planning, a new Part 145 Repair Station (certificate number 3KUR168N), 36,000 square feet of heated hangar space, oxygen and nitrogen services, U.S. Customs on-site, a pilot lounge, limo and sedan services upon request, car rentals, a conference room, catering, and a complete kitchen.
As an Avfuel-branded location, Koury Aviation provides customers with lucrative rewards with AVTRIP and competitive prices with Avfuel Contract Fuel. In addition to contract fuel, customers will benefit from transaction ease when using the Avfuel Pro Card at the FBO with the ability to put everything—fuel and non-fuel items with or without a fuel purchase—on one transaction, avoiding processing fees.
Those interested in learning more about sustainable aviation fuel are encouraged to visit avfuel.com/Fuel/Alternative-Fuels or contact Keith Sawyer, manager of alternative fuels, at [email protected] for more information.
ABOUT KOURY AVIATION
For more than 20 years, Koury Aviation has earned a reputation for providing the Piedmont Triad’s discerning travelers with the most sophisticated level of service in private jet charter and expanded that level of service to FBO operations in October 2018. The professionals at Koury Aviation have a special understanding of how to meet the unique needs of the most demanding individuals and corporations—at unexpectedly great value. We provide the very highest standards in aviation security, safety procedures, ultra-personal service and utmost discretion. There is a mindset at Koury Aviation that says “go the extra mile”, which we do on a continual basis.
ABOUT AVFUEL CORPORATION
Avfuel provides fuel and services—including sustainable fuel and initiatives—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 FBOs. 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.
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products with a commitment to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035, we are also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2020, Neste’s revenue stood at EUR 11.8 billion, with 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable products. Read more: neste.com
Avfuel Corporation: Marci Ammerman, Vice President Marketing, 734-663-6466, [email protected], www.avfuel.com, facebook.com/avfuel, Twitter: @Avfuel
Koury Aviation: Scott Stuart, 866-947-6564, [email protected], kouryprivatejetcharter.com
Neste: Theodore Rolfvondenbaumen, Communications Manager, North America, 832-799 7029, [email protected], www.neste.com, facebook.com/NesteUS, Twitter: @NesteGlobal; @Neste_NA