ACI Jet Opens Sustainable Aviation Fuel Tap at KSNA

 - January 11, 2022, 3:35 PM
ACI Jet's FBO at John Wayne-Orange County Airport last month became the latest U.S. location to offer permanent supplies of sustainable aviation fuel. (Photo: ACi Jet).

California-based FBO operator ACI Jet is now stocking continual supplies of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its John Wayne-Orange County Airport location. The FBO had received its first demonstration load of the fuel at the facility in 2020, and its new supplies of SAF, which is fully miscible with conventional jet fuel, will be added directly to the FBO’s fuel farm

“We are excited to provide our Orange County customers with a sustainable fuel option, and support progress toward a future of renewable energy in aviation,” stated Andrew Robillard, ACI’s v-p of FBOs and facilities.

Each approximately 8,000-gallon truckload of the SAF supplied by Avfuel and produced this time by Neste provides a 19-tonne lifecycle carbon emissions reduction. When approved for use in its unblended state, SAF can provide up to 80 percent CO2 reductions over its lifecycle compared to conventional jet fuel.

“Avfuel is proud to yet again work with ACI Jet on sustainability initiatives,” noted Keith Sawyer, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company’s manager of alternative fuels. “The result is a real, measurable difference in carbon emissions for sustainably-minded organizations.”