With last year’s EBACE seeing the release of a business aviation guide to the use of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF), the topic will be of continuing focus at this year’s show. Toward that end, Avfuel will make a supply of blended SAJF available to the Sheltair FBO at New York’s Republic Airport from May 16 to 18 for aircraft operators and OEMs heading to EBACE 2019, which opens on May 21.
To date, the fuel provider has received commitments from business jet OEMs such as Bombardier, Embraer, and Textron Aviation, which will stop there and refuel with the renewable fuel supplied by Gevo before they head across the Atlantic.
“At the production level, sustainable alternative jet fuel is a highly-concentrated product, which is then blended with standard petroleum-based jet fuel to create an SAJF product that adheres to ASTM D1655 and is ready to be placed into the wing of an aircraft,” said C.R. Sincock, Avfuel’s executive vice president. “This concentrated product is not yet available in quantities large enough to be able to serve the entire aviation community.”
While a SAJF education and demonstration event took place in January at California’s Van Nuys Airport and marked the first availability of the product to the business aviation community in general, another such introductory day is planned for London-area Farnborough Airport just before EBACE.