A coalition of international aviation organizations including the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) among others has reaffirmed their commitment to advancing the development and adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF).
“Sustainable jet fuel is an indispensable element of our industry’s commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. A key to this effort will be creating the demand for this fuel,” says GAMA President and CEO, Pete Bunce.
“Our industry is ready to fly with SAJF today. SAJF is certified drop-in fuel, meaning ready-to-use, and it is safe. It does not impact aircraft performance either in the air or on the ground, and importantly, it does not require any modifications to aircraft. This means that our current products can contribute to a positive impact whenever they fly on SAJF,” says David Coleal, Chair of GAMA’s Environment Committee and President, Bombardier Business Aircraft, adding: “Our industry is committed to continuing this important work in making SAJF a regular part of flying business aircraft.”
Also, IBAC Director General, Kurt Edwards, states, “The global business aviation industry has committed to mitigating and ultimately reducing its carbon emissions through a number of measures, including operational improvements and new technologies. Sustainable aviation fuel is a central technology that will propel us to meet our goals.”
NBAA President and CEO, Ed Bolen says: “The production of sustainable alternative jet fuel represents a key element in the business aviation community’s long-term goal of continually reducing the industry’s already low emissions footprint.”
Furthermore, following the release of the “Business Aviation Guide to the Use of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF)” in May 2018, industry leaders and proponents of the SAGF have announced an event to further reflect the industry’s commitment to emissions reduction. The event, with the theme, Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability, is scheduled for January 17, 2019, at the Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California.