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Expands Avfuel’s SAF Footprint Into Arizona During Wildfire Season

 

SEDONA, Ariz. / June 20, 2024 / AVIATION NEWS – The Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority (SOCAA)—in partnership with leading aviation fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation, and the airport’s fixed base operator (FBO), Red Rock Aviation—is excited to announce Sedona Airport now offers an emissions-reducing fuel option: sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The airport is Avfuel’s first location to offer SAF in the state of Arizona, positioning it as a leader in eco-conscious aviation operations. While the fuel is available for sale to general aviation operations, it is also used to support the region’s aerial firefighting activities, providing a cleaner alternative to help protect nearby communities and the beautiful surrounding wilderness.

The authority’s airport manager, Ed Rose, said: “We are excited to incorporate SAF into our growing list of sustainability initiatives. SAF is a safe, proven and sustainable blend of jet fuel that will help the Sedona Airport be a good neighbor and do its part to reduce the overall production of greenhouse gasses.”

Avfuel’s first truckload of SAF arrived at Red Rock Aviation on June 5, enabling its customers to immediately and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Moving forward, the FBO will receive a consistent supply of the fuel—about once every two months, or once every 10th delivery of jet fuel—enabling its customers to steadily advance their ESG goals.

The fuel—produced by Neste in Long Beach, California, and branded as Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM—averages one of the highest blend ratios available in business aviation to date (30/70 SAF to petroleum-based jet fuel). Each 8,000-gallon truckload delivery provides a 19 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions over the fuel’s lifecycle. That’s the equivalent of taking 4.5 passenger vehicles off the road for a year.

Avfuel, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., has supplied Sedona Airport’s Red Rock Aviation since 2022. Since embarking on this partnership, the fuel supplier has worked extensively with the FBO and airport management to not only fulfill KSEZ’s fuel needs, but also support its sustainability initiatives for a brighter, cleaner world.

 

ABOUT NESTE MY SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL

Now commercially available, SAF is the most effective way to reduce the carbon footprint of air travel. Neste MY SAF can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%* compared to fossil jet fuel if used in its neat, concentrated form. Made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil, Neste MY SAF meets ASTM D-1655 specification for conventional jet fuel and performance standards under all operating conditions. This makes it an optimum solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from air travel, without requiring new investments or modifications to aircraft or fuel infrastructure. 

For more information about sustainable aviation fuel, visit Avfuel.com/SAF or contact Keith Sawyer at [email protected].

*When used in neat (unblended) form over the fuel’s life cycle and 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 more than 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 3,500 locations worldwide and 675+ 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.

 

ABOUT SEDONA AIRPORT: AMERICA’S MOST SCENIC AIRPORT

Perched on Tabletop Mesa, 500 feet above Sedona, the Sedona Airport offers breathtaking views and exceptional service. Managed by the Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority, with Red Rock Aviation as our FBO, we provide top-notch fueling and guest services. Our Air Concierges are ready to enhance your visit, whether you’re here for dining, arts, wineries, scenic air tours, or outdoor activities. Enjoy the beauty of our red rocks and remember to Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Sedona Airport: Ed Rose, Airport Manager, 928-440-2514, [email protected], https://sedonaairport.org, Instagram: @sedona_airport, Facebook: Sedona Airport

 

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