Gulfstream Aerospace has extended the contract with World Fuel Services to continue providing the Savannah, Georgia-based aircraft manufacturer with a steady supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by World Energy. The announcement was made yesterday in conjunction with the Virtual 2020 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit.
This contract extends Gulfstream’s original multiyear purchase agreement, which was the first of its kind in business aviation when signed in 2015. Since March 2016, Gulfstream has used SAF for its Savannah-based fleet, which includes corporate, demonstration, completion, customer support, and flight-test aircraft. The company's service centers in Van Nuys and Long Beach, California, also offer SAF, which is produced at a nearby refinery operated by World Energy and blended with traditional jet-A.
To date, the company has made more than 650 flights with an SAF-jet-A fuel blend, flying more than 1.3 million nm and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 1,700 tonnes.
“This renewal marks another step in our ongoing commitment to promoting positive change in our industry,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “Reducing our impact on the environment by using SAF is a move we all should consider making. Creating a sustainable future for aviation is a responsibility we share, and we appreciate the leadership, innovation, and collaboration of World Energy in helping Gulfstream—and the industry at large—fulfill that responsibility.”