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ABOUT SAF

The Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Initiative Is: Emissions Reduction Through Investment, Innovation
The industry’s commitment to emissions reduction was further codified through the Business Aviation Commitment on
Climate Change, with
three aspirational goals contained in the commitment, unveiled in Nov. 2009:

An Industry Committed to Emissions Reduction

 

The business aviation community has long been committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft, with a proven record of advances in carbon reduction. The industry has continually promoted investment in, and development of, innovative products, procedures and policies aimed at reducing
its environmental footprint.

Our goals will be met through advancements in four pillars:

More efficient
operations

Continuing Infrastructure Improvements

Market-based Measures

Technology, including the development of alternative aircraft fuels

Continually Working Toward a Lower-Carbon Future

The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) in August 2020 released a new informational guide detailing how industry leaders can incorporate SAF into their operations and accelerate the adoption of low-carbon fuels, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

 

The guide, titled Fueling the Future, serves as an educational and informational resource about the practicalities of SAF development, industry adoption, and pending expansion of supply and use, primarily from the perspectives of the business aviation community. The guide has been authored by an aviation coalition, which includes:

 

 

 

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Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)

In the guide, the authors outline three key themes regarding SAF:

SAF IS SAFE, AND

AVAILABLE TODAY

​They have been tested by manufacturers of aircraft, engines and components, to assure their reliability and safety, in the air and on
the ground.

Equally important, the fuels can be blended with current fuels, so manufacturers do not have to redesign engines or aircraft. The fuels can simply be “dropped-in” whenever they are available.

SAF OFFERS

MANY BENEFITS

​They support compliance with emerging international emissions standards, including the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), set forth by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as well as the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme, set forth by EU authorities.

Their use also allows operators and others in industry to achieve corporate social responsibility goals, and demonstrate the industry’s commitment to addressing climate change. 

Alternative fuels may provide improved efficiency, reducing operating costs and extending flight-range capabilities.

SAF IS A "WIN-WIN-WIN" FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS

As some types of alternative fuels have been developed, questions have been asked about trade-offs: does a natural resource become depleted to a degree that it is no longer available to other end users?

 

With these fuels – several of which are based on feedstocks ranging from cooking oil, plant oils, municipal solid waste, waste gases, sugars, purpose-grown biomass, and some crops and agricultural residues – sustainability is a vital component.

 

Even when considering the emissions produced in growing, transporting, harvesting, processing and refining the inputs, there are significant reductions in carbon lifecycle emissions, compared to fossil fuels.

THE BUSINESS AVIATION COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL STEERING COMMITTEE:

THE BUSINESS AVIATION COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL IS:

Signature Flight Support/EPIC

World Energy

World Fuel Services

Aerion Supersonic

Air BP

Avfuel

Bombardier Business Aircraft

Dassault Falcon Jet

Embraer Executive Aircraft

Gulfstream Aerospace

Neste

Phillips 66

About us

 

The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, developed by a coalition of international aviation organizations, was created, first, to address a "knowledge gap" on the availability and safety of SAF and, second, to advance the proliferation of alternative jet fuels at all the logical touchpoints: the manufacturers, the ground handlers and the operators, at the regional, national and international levels.

Media Contacts

 

NBAA
Dan Hubbard
+1 202 783 9360
dhubbard@nbaa.org

GAMA
Andre Castro
+1 202 393 1500
acastro@gama.aero

 

IBAC
Marj Rose
+1 214 862 8992
mrose@market-lift.com

NATA
Shannon Chambers
+1 202 774 1500
schambers@nata.aero 

 

EBAA
Frederique Luca
+32 479 66 08 13
fluca@ebaa.org

CAAFI

Steve Csonka

+1 513 800 7980

csonka.caafi.ed@gmail.com