Europe To Host SAJF Event Ahead of EBACE

 - May 14, 2019, 12:48 PM
In January, Embraer, Gulfstream, and Bombardier sent aircraft to California's Van Nuys Airport to provide demonstration flights using SAJF as part of Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Towards Sustainability. On May 18, OEMs will use SAFJ-powered demonstration aircraft to carry media members from the UK's TAG Farnborough Airport to Geneva for EBACE as part of Fuelling the Future, the European commercial debut of renewable fuel for business aviation. (Photo: Curt Epstein/AIN)

Following in the steps of January’s Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability event, which marked the first commercial availability of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) in the U.S. for business aviation, a similar event will take place this weekend in Europe, ahead of EBACE. Called Fuelling the Future, it will begin with North America-based aircraft from OEMs and other operators having the opportunity to fuel up on Avfuel-supplied SAJF at the Sheltair FBO at New York’s Republic Airport before the transatlantic flight between May 16 and 18.

On May 18, at London-area Tag Farnborough Airport, the SAJF coalition—consisting of EBAA, NBAA, GAMA, IBAC, and NATA—will host a media reception detailing progress in the adoption of the renewable fuel in the year since the launch of the Business Aviation Guide to the Use of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel at last year’s EBACE, including an address by Eurocontrol director general Eamonn Brennan and a panel discussion of industry experts.

EBACE-bound aircraft will then be able to fuel on SAJF, produced by U.S.-based Gevo and provided by World Fuel Services. In addition to Farnborough, SAJF from Neste, through Air BP, will also be available at France’s Caen Airport and Sweden’s Stockholm Arlanda, with the intention of making the arrival of aircraft in Geneva the business aviation industry’s largest fly-in on the renewable fuel to date.