Ross Aviation at California’s Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport is now the latest service provider to offer continual supplies of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The Avfuel-branded FBO accepted its first load of the blended fuel produced by Neste on January 14, ahead of this week’s professional golf tournament in the area. It thus became the first among the company’s 19 locations in the U.S. and Caribbean to offer it on an ongoing basis.
“This shipment of SAF is the first of many more to come and represents another key component in support of our commitment to reducing business aviation’s impact on the environment,” said Ross CEO Brian Corbett. “It dovetails perfectly with our other sustainability initiatives already underway such as our ‘Fly More, Leave Less’ carbon offset program, as well as additional initiatives underway across our network.”
According to Avfuel, each approximately 8,000-gallon truckload of blended SAF, a mixture of jet-A and renewable fuel produced from wastes such as used cooking oil, represents a 19-tonne lifecycle reduction in CO2 emissions. Once approved for use in its unblended form, those emissions savings from SAF use can equal an 80 percent reduction from conventional jet fuel over its lifecycle.
Meanwhile, Ross Aviation said it is on track to merge with Atlantic Aviation in the first half of this year.