Avfuel also provides SAF to OEMs and reaffirms commitment to reduce carbon footprint
ORLANDO, Fla. / October 12, 2022 / AVIATION NEWS – As leaders in sustainable aviation operations, Avfuel Corporation partnered with Sheltair Aviation and Neste to ensure NBAA-BACE attendees have the option to fuel sustainably for the 2022 show.
Avfuel has two truckload deliveries of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM to its branded FBO, Sheltair, at Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) the week of October 10. The deliveries provide a total of 16,000 gallons of SAF to the FBO for its customers to use for greener operations surrounding business aviation’s largest convention of the year. With one of the highest average blend ratios available in business aviation to date (30/70 SAF to petroleum-based jet fuel), two truckloads of Neste MY SAF reduce carbon emissions by 38 metric tons across its lifecycle—the equivalent of the amount of carbon emissions created by consuming 88 barrels of oil.
“It’s always exciting to welcome traffic back to BACE in Orlando, but we’re especially excited to be able to provide our customers with a sustainable option in SAF for the 2022 show,” said Eddie Dussault, Sheltair Orlando’s general manager. “SAF is the best way to reduce carbon emissions; by partnering with Avfuel to provide this product to our customer base, we’re fueling the spirit of BACE with a concentration on and commitment to sustainable operations.”
While the SAF deliveries to Sheltair ORL help any operator flying in and fueling up at the FBO to select a sustainable alternative, Avfuel also coordinated with Sheltair and Embraer to provide one extra load of Neste MY SAF to the OEM via Sheltair’s Melbourne (KMLB) FBO. Furthermore, Avfuel provided one additional load to Textron Aviation at its Wichita, Kansas, headquarters. The OEMs will use the SAF for aircraft flying in for NBAA-BACE’s static display. Each load was delivered the week of October 3 and are in addition to the consistent supply relationships Avfuel and Neste hold with these OEMs.
“The Avfuel team is proud to have the capability to provide four extra full loads of SAF surrounding NBAA-BACE,” said Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels. “Of course, this wouldn’t be possible without Sheltair’s coordination to help customers fly sustainably, Neste’s dedication to SAF production, and the OEMs’ commitment to reduce emissions. Together, we are able to avoid adding 76 metric tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere over the fuel’s lifecycle with the four loads—that’s the amount of carbon created by charging nearly 9.25 million smartphones*, which is really astounding when you put SAF’s benefit into perspective.”
While much of the SAF supply is based on the West Coast, this is hardly the first time Avfuel and Sheltair have partnered to bring the sustainable option to operations fueling along the East Coast. In 2019, the two companies first partnered to bring SAF to operators headed overseas for EBACE; then, in 2021, Avfuel, Sheltair and Embraer collaborated to ensure consistent supply of the fuel to the OEM’s headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, with Sheltair’s FBO receiving, storing and handling the fuel.
With sustainability top-of-mind, Avfuel also committed to offsetting its 2021 carbon emissions from scope 1 and 2 activities (i.e., energy used on its campuses and by company vehicles), along with the carbon emissions created from the use of its owned transport trucks for fuel deliveries and corporate aircraft usage.
ABOUT SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL
SAF is the most effective way to reduce the carbon footprint of air travel. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 80%** compared to fossil jet fuel if used in its neat, concentrated form. It is a today solution, commercially available and in use worldwide.
Neste MY SAF is made from 100% sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue raw materials—such as used cooking oil. It is a fully approved drop-in fuel that, once blended with petroleum jet fuel, meets ASTM D-1655 specification for conventional jet fuel and performance standards under all operating conditions. This makes Neste MY SAF an optimum solution to directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from air travel, requiring no new investments, modifications or changes to aircraft, fuel distribution procedures or airport fuel storage tanks.
Those interested in learning more about sustainable aviation fuel are encouraged to visit Avfuel.com/SAF or contact Keith Sawyer, manager of alternative fuels, at [email protected] for more information.
*Calculated with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.
**Calculated with established life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies, such as CORSIA methodology.
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 nearly 50 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.
Sheltair is a family-owned company that enjoys a national reputation for its superior customer focus and service-driven corporate culture. Founded in 1963 by Jerry Holland, father of current Sheltair President Lisa Holland, it is the nation’s largest privately-owned aviation network, proudly operating 14 award-winning FBOs and a portfolio of over 4.0 million square feet of aviation-related properties across the country.
Avfuel Corporation: Marci Ammerman, Vice President Marketing, 734-663-6466, [email protected], www.avfuel.com, facebook.com/avfuel, twitter.com/avfuel, linkedin.com/company/avfuel-corporation, instagram.com/avfuel
Sheltair: David Buritica, Director of Sales and Marketing, 954-558-0638, [email protected], www.sheltairaviation.com, facebook.com/SheltairAviation, twitter.com/sheltair, linkedin.com/company/sheltair, instagram.com/sheltairaviation