Ross Aviation, in partnership with fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation, is now offering customers sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Palm Springs/Thermal, California, location.
The announcement comes ahead of Ross Aviation welcoming traffic to Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport when the PGA TOUR comes to La Quinta on January 20.
Having accepted its first load of SAF on January 14, Ross Aviation (KTRM) will continue to receive a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM from Avfuel to help its customers significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As additional supply becomes available, Avfuel will collaborate with Ross Aviation to expand SAF’s availability to the company’s other 18 FBO locations, system-wide.
“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 Brian Corbett, CEO of Ross Aviation. “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.”
Sustainable aviation fuel is the most effective way to reduce a flight’s carbon footprint. To quantify its benefit, each truckload (approximately 8,000 gallons) of SAF Avfuel supplies to the FBO provides a 19 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions over its lifecycle. This provides the same climate benefit as reducing the emissions from 4.1 passenger vehicles to zero over the course of a year.
In the future, SAF could deliver up to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions over its lifecycle versus traditional jet fuel if used in its neat, concentrated form.
Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels, said, “Avfuel is thankful to partner with Ross Aviation on furthering its sustainability initiatives with the provision of SAF for its eco-conscious customer base. Together, we can help provide a real, measurable difference in reducing carbon emissions, furthering our industry’s commitment to reaching net zero.”
Neste MY SAF is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue materials—such as used cooking oil. It is a fully approved drop-in fuel that, once blended with petroleum jet fuel, meets ASTM D-1655 specification for conventional jet fuel and performance standards under all operating conditions. This makes Neste MY SAF an optimum solution to directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft, requiring no new investments, modifications or changes to the aircraft, fuel distribution procedures or airport fuel storage tanks.