Describing itself as the “newest and hippest” FBO located at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, US, ACI Jet (KSNA) has joined Avfuel’s portfolio of branded FBOs.

With the fuel supplier now supplying sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), Avfuel will provide the FBO with an ongoing supply of Neste MY SAF, having received its first load of the fuel at the end of December.

Commenting on the new supply, Andrew Robillard, Vice President of ACI Jet FBOs and facilities, said: “We are excited to provide our Orange County customers with a sustainable fuel option and to support progress toward a future of renewable energy in aviation.”

Recognised as key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, SAF has the potential to deliver up to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions over its life cycle compared to traditional jet fuel if used in its neat, concentrated form. Each truckload (approximately 8,000 gallons) of SAF Avfuel supplied to the FBO provides a 19 metric tonne reduction in carbon emissions over its life cycle. This provides the same climate benefit as reducing the emissions from 4.1 passenger vehicles to zero over the course of a year.

Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s Manager of Alternative Fuels, said: “Avfuel is proud to yet again work with ACI Jet on sustainability initiatives. Its team was one of the first to provide Avfuel’s SAF on a demonstrative basis back in August 2020 and we couldn’t be more thrilled to expand this offering with a consistent supply of SAF to the Orange County community. The result is a real, measurable difference in carbon emissions for sustainability-minded organisations.”

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