Avfuel to supply Million Air FBO with Neste SAF
Avfuel Corporation has collaborated with Million Air Burbank (KBUR) FBO to provide its customers with a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
The first truckload of SAF arrived at the FBO on June 24th, enabling Burbank’s customers to immediately begin fuelling with the alternative to Jet-A.
“I think most of us in the aviation industry have been looking for ways to play a part in the battle against climate change,” said Priscilla Howden, general manager, Million Air Burbank. “So, when we were given the opportunity to provide SAF to our customers, we jumped on it. Working with flight departments, Avfuel, Neste and the Hollywood Burbank Airport on a joint effort to reduce carbon emissions has been an incredible and inspiring experience.”
Each truckload (approximately 8,000 gallons) of SAF Avfuel supplies to the FBO provides a 22 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions over its lifecycle, which is the equivalent of making five passenger vehicles zero emissions for one year, said the firm.
Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels, said: “Avfuel is proud to work with long-time partner, Million Air, and its Burbank team to offer its customers the ultimate solution for sustainability—SAF. Together, we’re able to provide a real, measurable difference in carbon emissions for a brighter, cleaner future. We look forward to continuing to work with Million Air at its Burbank location and beyond to identify further opportunities to promote and enable the use of SAF.”
Elsewhere, Sonoma Jet Center (KSTS) has agreed to offer its customers Neste MY SAF from Avfuel on a continuous basis so anyone can fly in to the FBO at Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport and fuel up. Sonoma has already been the recipient of several loads of Avfuel’s Neste MY SAF for a designated flight department customer over the past few months.
The SAF used is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue materials—such as used cooking oil, said Neste. 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.