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Monday, 9 August 2021

4AIR, Del Monte Aviation and the Monterey Fuel Company Coordinate Sustainable Aviation Fuel Offering at Monterey Regional Airport



Flexjet to be launch customer for SAF initiative at Monterey Airport
Marks 4AIR’s first facilitation of climate-friendly sustainable aviation fuel
During Monterey Car Week, 4AIR and Del Monte Aviation will offer SAF to outbound flights at no additional cost above jet fuel
4AIR will also offset the carbon emissions of all inbound and outbound private flights regardless of operator during Monterey Car Week


4AIR, the first and only rating system focused on comprehensive sustainability in private aviation, today announced that it is facilitating a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) offering at Monterey Regional Airport (ICAO: KMRY) with fixed base operator (FBO) Del Monte Aviation and the Monterey Fuel Company LLC. SAF generates a net reduction in aircraft emissions that contribute to climate change. Flexjet, a global leader in private jet travel, is the launch customer, and will uplift only SAF for its aircraft taking on fuel at Monterey.

“Sustainable aviation fuel is a highly effective strategy for reducing aircraft emissions that contribute to climate change,” said Kennedy Ricci, 4AIR’s president. “The use of sustainable aviation fuel goes beyond offsetting emissions to bring in-sector reductions in the near term, which ultimately is the next phase for aviation sustainability. We congratulate Flexjet, as Monterey’s launch customer for SAF, for joining us in taking this significant step forward.”

Sustainable aviation fuel is a “drop-in” fuel that meets all the same technical and safety requirements as standard jet fuel. Although SAF contains the same hydrocarbons as traditional petroleum-based jet fuel, the hydrocarbons come from more sustainable sources, such as:

used or waste cooking oils,
tallow (waste animal fats),
waste woody biomass and
municipal solid waste (MSW).
This results in a net reduction of emissions when compared to petroleum-based jet fuel on a life cycle basis. To claim the reductions from the use of the fuel, appropriate documentation must be kept to prove chain of custody and track accurate emission reduction calculations.