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Sedona airport introduces SAF with Avfuel
While the fuel is available for sale to GA operators, it is also used to support the region's aerial firefighting activities, providing a cleaner alternative to help protect nearby communities and the surrounding wilderness.
Don Leffler, Avfuel area manager – southwestern US and Ed Rose, airport manager.

Sedona airport now offers SAF through its FBO Red Rock Aviation, becoming Avfuel's first location to do so in the state of Arizona. While the fuel is available for sale to general aviation operations, it is also used to support the region's aerial firefighting activities, providing a cleaner alternative to help protect nearby communities and the beautiful surrounding wilderness.

Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority airport manager Ed Rose says: “We are excited to incorporate SAF into our growing list of sustainability initiatives. SAF is a safe, proven and sustainable blend of jet fuel that will help the Sedona airport be a good neighbour and do its part to reduce the overall production of greenhouse gasses.”

Avfuel's first truckload of SAF arrived at Red Rock Aviation on 5 June, enabling its customers to immediately and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Moving forward, the FBO will receive a consistent supply of the fuel, about once every two months or once every 10th delivery of jet fuel, enabling its customers to steadily advance their ESG goals.

The fuel, produced by Neste in Long Beach, California and branded as Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel, averages one of the highest blend ratios available in business aviation to date (30/70 SAF to petroleum-based jet fuel). Each 8,000 gallon truckload delivery provides a 19 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions over the fuel's lifecycle. That's the equivalent of taking 4.5 passenger vehicles off the road for a year.

Avfuel, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has supplied Sedona airport's Red Rock Aviation since 2022.

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