Avfuel and Neste supply SAF to Viva Aerobus

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Mexico low-cost airlines Viva Aerobus took its first flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Los Angeles to Guadalajara on June 15.
The supplies were made possible by the partnership between Avfuel and Neste.
With a delivery of 7,500 gallons of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM, Viva Aerobus was able to reduce lifecycle carbon emissions by 21 metric tons.
Viva has set an ambitious goal to purchase 1 million litres (or nearly 265,000 gallons) of SAF. To reach this goal, Avfuel and Neste are collaborating with Viva on a potential long-term SAF supply agreement.
“Viva's SAF flight, its most-eco-friendly flight, was a milestone for efforts to decarbonise our industry,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.
“We are excited to take this big step in Mexico's aviation history aimed at reducing GHG emissions. We keep strengthening as the greenest Mexican airline, having the lowest number of CO2 emissions per passenger in the country. We are always looking for new ways to add value to our service, not only through low fares and reliability, but also by creating an airline industry focused on sustainability.”
Neste MY SAF is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue 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 aircraft, requiring no new investments, modifications or changes to the aircraft, fuel distribution procedures or airport fuel storage tanks.