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SANTA ROSA, Calif. – April 5, 2024 – AVIATION NEWS – In an ambitious stride toward sustainable aviation, Sonoma Jet Center, the leading fixed base operator (FBO) at Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (KSTS), announces its upcoming Green Fuel Day Celebration on April 18, 2024.

This landmark event underscores the commitment of Sonoma Aviation, the parent company of Sonoma Jet Center, to pioneer cleaner aviation practices and the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that will significantly lower the aviation industry’s net carbon emissions.

In collaboration with Avfuel, its trusted fuel supplier, Sonoma Jet Center will offer SAF at the same price as conventional jet fuel for one day only, making a bold statement in support of environmental sustainability.

Josh Hochberg, president of Sonoma Aviation, emphasizes the company’s dedication to a sustainable future: “Adopting sustainable aviation fuel is a crucial step toward ensuring that future generations inherit a passion for aviation and a cleaner environment. We’re proud to facilitate this transition.”

At the event on April 18, pilots, aviation industry leaders and the community will witness the tangible efforts toward achieving business aviation’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Furthermore, the celebration kicks off Sonoma Aviation’s Green Week, featuring sustainability initiatives at both of Sonoma Aviation’s locations—Sonoma Jet Center and Carlsbad Jet Center in Carlsbad, CA (KCRQ).

Since 2021, Sonoma Jet Center has been at the forefront of offering SAF from Avfuel. SAF is produced from renewable resources and is capable of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%*. Proudly sourcing SAF from California, with one of the industry’s highest blend ratios, Sonoma Jet Center contributes to a substantial reduction in net carbon emissions with a 19 metric ton decrease per truckload of fuel.

Avfuel is the leading provider of SAF to business aviation operations, including 13 U.S. FBOs, major aircraft manufacturers and corporate flight departments directly.

“Avfuel is proud to partner with fellow leaders in sustainability like Sonoma Aviation,” said David Mittleman, Avfuel’s senior sales manager of the western U.S. “This Green Day Fuel Celebration provides a great opportunity to not only further educate the business aviation community, but the community at large on what SAF is and how it’s helping our industry achieve real, measurable sustainability goals.”

*When used in its neat (unblended) form over the fuel’s life cycle and calculated with established life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies, such as the CORSIA methodology.

 

ABOUT SONOMA AVIATION

Sonoma Aviation operates exceptional FBOs in California, including Sonoma Jet Center in Santa Rosa and Carlsbad Jet Center in Carlsbad. By staying true to its values of safety, teamwork, hospitality, community, innovation and sustainability, Sonoma Aviation is known throughout the aviation industry for its dedicated professionals who truly care about their clients, their communities and their teams.

CONTACT SONOMA AVIATION:

Kristin Lackey

6000 Flightline Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

(813) 690-1246

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 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.

Contacts:            Avfuel Corporation: Marci Ammerman, Vice President Marketing, 734-663-6466, [email protected], www.avfuel.com, facebook.com/avfuel, Twitter: @Avfuel