California FBO Sun Air Jets Starts Permanent SAF Supply

 - February 12, 2021, 10:22 AM
Sun Air Jets, based at Los Angeles-area Camarillo Airport, has made sustainable aviation fuel permanently available to its customers. (Image: Sun Air Jets)

Sun Air Jets, an aviation services provider at Camarillo Airport in Southern California, has joined the handful of FBOs committed to offering a permanent supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and as a Signature Select FBO it becomes the first of that designation to do so.

The company—which also provides aircraft charter, management, and maintenance services—took its first delivery of SAF through Signature Aviation subsidiary Epic Fuels in December. That's around the time Signature Flight Support began receiving its first tanker loads at its own FBOs at San Francisco International and London Luton Airports.

"We are flexible in our supply solutions based on the merits of each market," a Signature spokesperson told AIN. "We are consistent advocates of providing SAF at Signature locations and [at] our EPIC and Signature Select FBO partners."

Sun Air is offering the renewable fuel at the standard fuel price thanks to a donation from an anonymous benefactor that will cover the price delta between SAF and conventional jet-A. Based on its average fuel flowage, the company expects this pricing policy to be in place for two years. Through the end of March, the FBO is giving TailWins program members five times the regular amount of Signature TailWins reward points for SAF orders.

“Now, more than ever, it is important for everyone to do their part,” said Sun Air president and CEO Brian Counsil. “We’re thrilled to partner with Signature Select and Epic Fuels to be one of the first companies to offer SAF and help our company and clients reduce their carbon footprint.”