SAF Weighs Heavily in Gulfstream's Sustainability Efforts

 - October 22, 2020, 12:35 PM
Since 2016, Gulfstream has received more than 1 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel, produced by World Energy and distributed by World Fuel Services. (Photo: Gulfstream)

After announcing a five-year renewal of its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement with World Fuel Services last month, Gulfstream noted in its sustainability webinar yesterday that it has received more than 1.2 million gallons of the environmentally-friendly fuel since March 2016 as part of its overall sustainability efforts. The Savannah, Georgia-based company's efforts also include a carbon-offset program and environmentally-focused facilities.

The airframer has since used SAF for its Savannah-based fleet of corporate, demonstration, completion, customer support, and flight-test aircraft. It has made more than 650 flights with a 30/70 SAF-jet-A fuel blend produced by California-based World Energy, flying more than 1.3 million nm, with an overall reduction of 1,700 tons of CO2. Gulfstream also makes SAF available for customers at its Van Nuys and Long Beach, California, service centers.

“The renewal of our contract with World Fuel is another step forward in our company’s decades-long history and commitment to promoting environmental sustainability in the aviation industry,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “Together with World Fuel and World Energy, we continue our drive towards carbon emissions reduction using SAF and encourage others to consider reducing their impact.”

Steve Dryzmalla, World Fuel’s senior v-p for business aviation bulk fuel added, “We are honored to continue with our commitment and investment in Gulfstream’s push toward an environmentally sustainable future through our steady supply of SAF.”