ANN ARBOR, Mich. / April 28, 2021 / AVIATION NEWS – As a leader in the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for business aviation, Avfuel Corporation announces an agreement with Textron Aviation to supply and integrate SAF into its sustainability initiatives.
The two companies have agreed that Avfuel will supply Textron Aviation with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM at its Wichita headquarters location on an ongoing basis. Textron Aviation will use the product as “fly away fuel” for new aircraft deliveries as well as to fuel customer demo flights.
Avfuel’s first demonstrative delivery of SAF arrived at Textron Aviation on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Future deliveries will be of Avfuel’s Neste MY SAF supply, providing a 22 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions over its lifecycle per truckload—equivalent to the amount of carbon sequestered by 28.7 acres of U.S. forests per year. SAF is the most effective way to reduce a flight’s carbon footprint; and, in the future, SAF could deliver up to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions versus traditional jet fuel in its neat form.
The agreement makes Textron Aviation Avfuel’s first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customer to take the fuel at regular intervals. The use of SAF aligns with Textron Aviation’s commitment to meet industry goals for reducing carbon emissions.
“Avfuel’s collaboration with Textron Aviation is welcomed progress for business aviation’s sustainability initiative,” said Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels. “It’s not only an exceptional way for Textron Aviation to reduce its carbon emissions, it’s also an exceptional way to introduce flight operators to the viability of sustainable aviation fuel. We’re proud to work with the Textron Aviation team and excited about the educational opportunity this collaboration poses.”
Avfuel also recently reached an agreement with Bell Textron, the rotorcraft division of Textron Inc., in Fort Worth, Texas, for ongoing supply of Avfuel’s Neste MY SAF. Bell will incorporate SAF into all Bell Training Academy (BTA) and customer demonstration fleet aircraft, becoming the first rotorcraft customer to receive SAF supply from Avfuel.
Neste MY SAF 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 Neste MY 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.
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 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