Avfuel Corporation has partnered with Leading Edge Jet Center, a provider of business aviation services throughout the Pacific Northwest US, to deliver a demonstrative load of SAF to the FBO's Seattle facility.
The initial delivery, which took place on 9 December, marks the first load of SAF for an FBO at the King County International airport - Boeing Field for resale to its customers, as well as Avfuel's entry to SAF deliveries in Washington state.
In total, Avfuel delivered 7,300 gallons of SAF to Leading Edge Jet Center's location, resulting in a two metric ton reduction in CO2 emissions for the FBO's customers. The fuel will be placed in a general fuel storage tank, meaning that after the delivery date, any aircraft uploading fuel at the Leading Edge facility will benefit from emissions reductions.
“As we band together as an industry to commit to a clean future, Avfuel is working diligently to do its part, including delivering single loads of SAF to sustainably-minded customers like Leading Edge Jet Center,” says Mark Haynes, Avfuel's VP of sales. “Demonstrative SAF delivery events like this send a demand signal to producers, customers and regulatory authorities, bringing us one step closer to realising aviation's sustainability goals. We thank the Leading Edge Jet Center team members for their collaboration on this exciting opportunity and being upstanding stewards for change.”
“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time,” adds Steven Levesque, Leading Edge Jet Center's executive chairman. “It is critical for every industry to innovate and contribute to a more sustainable future, and for individuals to make greener choices wherever possible. Leading Edge Jet Center is proud to partner with Avfuel in bringing its blended sustainable aviation fuel to BFI, providing our customers with a high quality, green alternative to traditional jet fuel.”
Kenmore Aero Services' FBO at KBFI was acquired by Leading Edge Jet Center in September this year.