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Business aviation groups renewing push for sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF)

A coalition of international business aviation organizations is renewing a push to advance the development and adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF). The announcement was made at a media luncheon ahead of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2018) at Geneva’s Palexpo, and Geneva Airport.

The coalition has produced a guide—the “Business Aviation Guide to the Use of Sustainable Alternative Fuel (SAJF)”—focused on raising awareness and adoption of available and emerging sustainable alternative jet-fuel options, and providing a roadmap for the education about, and use of, SAJF.

The coalition include the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the International Business Aviation Council, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Valuable technical assistance was provided by the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) and the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).

The Guide makes three points clear:

  1. SAJF for business aviation is safe, approved, and available today, though in limited quantities;

  2. The fuels offer myriad benefits, including those in support of the sustainability of business aviation, corporate responsibility and reduced emissions;

  3. The fuels are produced from multiple feedstocks, which are sustainable, renewable resources, and are therefore an environmental “win-win.”

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