Gulfstream last week announced its first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a Gulfstream operator. The customer, a multinational corporation, purchased 20,000 pounds of SAJF for its Gulfstream G550.
“This sale is a direct result of our efforts to increase the visibility and availability of sustainable alternative jet fuel,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Aerospace. “We’ve been using the fuel since 2016 with our corporate, demonstration and Flight Test fleets.”
Gulfstream has used a 30/70 blend of low-carbon, drop-in SAJF and Jet-A in operations at its Savannah headquarters since 2012. California-based World Energy, which has a refinery approximately 10 miles from Long Beach Airport, produces the SAJF Gulfstream uses. SAJF meets the same fuel specifications as conventional Jet-A and offers equivalent performance. Each gallon of SAJF burned achieves more than a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, relative to petroleum-based jet fuel, on a life cycle basis.