Coalition Releases Sustainable Aviation Fuel Guide


The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel has published a new guide on how to incorporate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into operations from the perspective of the business aviation community. According to the coalition, the free online guide was designed to serve as a resource on topics such as the practicalities of SAF development, industry adoption and pending expansion of supply and use. “Fueling the Future” is an updated edition of a SAF guide published by the coalition in 2018.

“We are proud of the steps this coalition has taken to demonstrate the business aviation community’s commitment to a cleaner future,” said National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) CEO Ed Bolen. “We have made great progress on Sustainable Aviation Fuel in recent years. Our goal now is to increase SAF supplies as much as we can, as fast as we can, to make our sustainability goals a reality.”

In addition to NBAA, the SAF Coalition is made up of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and National Air Transportation Association (NATA). The coalition is supported by a steering committee, whose participants include Air BP, Bombardier Business Aircraft, Dassault Falcon Jet, Embraer Executive Aircraft, Gulfstream Aerospace and Phillips 66.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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    • The most ironic thing about the term “Virtue signaling” is that it is almost exclusively used by people who are themselves signaling their virtue by using the term to deride people who are actually taking concrete actions, as small as they may be.

      • Because it enables very high pollution jets to run forever. Not sure if that is a good thing if you think co2 is a problem…

        • Yeah, but I thought the goal of sustainable aviation fuels was to provide fuels not based on petroleum but on other bio based substances. I would think that anything preventing additional fossil fuels from be refined and burned would be a good thing

          • I agree. I like the idea of SAF. It’s lighter than kerosene, produces about 50% less emissions, and is money that doesn’t go to countries with dubious ties to geopolitical unstable countries with its security ramifications. It makes sense in that way.

  1. Not forever but for the foreseeable future is fine with me.

    The US has excellent natural resources, and there are still massive resources of oil that are untapped. Offshore, fracking, Alaska.

    For the lifetimes of even the youngest people reading this we should have plenty of fuel.