Jackson Hole latest airport to adopt sustainable aviation fuel

posted on 12th September 2019 by William Hayes
Jackson Hole latest airport to adopt sustainable aviation fuel

Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming has joined the growing number of locations business aviation operators can sample sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Fuel supplier Avfuel provided 27,500 litres of the standard jet-A replacement, which has had its profile raised from events in Van Nuys, California and in Europe at EBACE.

“These demonstration-type days are key to raising awareness on the viability of sustainable aviation fuel,” said Keith Sawyer, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based fuel provider’s manager of alternative fuels. “They prove the concept that the product exists, it is safe, and it provides a great benefit to the environment.”

Supplying SAF is still the major obstacle to its widespread implementation and Avfuel said it hopes deliveries like this, which reduced the life-cycle CO2 emissions by two metric tonnes, will help raise awareness and encourage further production.

“The Jackson Hole Airport plans to have this fuel on-site when it is readily available,” said Jim Elwood, the airport’s executive director. “We look forward to the day when using this cleaner, efficient fuel will set standards, not only for our airport but also for airports and aviators around the globe.”