Avfuel Corporation has reached an agreement with Textron Aviation to supply and integrate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into its sustainability initiatives.
The two companies have agreed that Avfuel will supply Textron Aviation with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at its Wichita headquarters.
Textron Aviation will use the product for new aircraft deliveries as well as to fuel customer demo flights.
Avfuel’s first demonstrative delivery of SAF arrived at Textron Aviation on February 26.
SAF is the most effective way to reduce a flight’s carbon footprint and could deliver up to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions versus traditional jet fuel in its neat form.
“Avfuel’s collaboration with Textron Aviation is welcomed progress for business aviation’s sustainability initiative,” said Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels. “It’s not only an exceptional way for Textron Aviation to reduce its carbon emissions, it’s also an exceptional way to introduce flight operators to the viability of sustainable aviation fuel.” Avfuel also recently reached an agreement with Bell Textron, the rotorcraft division of Textron, in Fort Worth, Texas, for ongoing supply of Avfuel’s Neste MY SAF.
Neste MY SAF is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue materials—such as used cooking oil.
It is a drop-in fuel that, once blended with petroleum jet fuel, meets ASTM D-1655 specification for jet fuel.
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