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Del Monte Aviation to Offer SAF in Monterey

4AIR, the first and only rating system focused on comprehensive sustainability in private aviation, announced that it is facilitating a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) offering at Monterey Regional Airport (KMRY) with fixed base operator Del Monte Aviation and the Monterey Fuel Company. SAF generates a net reduction in aircraft emissions that contribute to climate change. Flexjet 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 andmunicipal solid wasteThis 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 the chain of custody and track accurate emission reduction calculations.Del Monte Aviation at the Monterey Regional Airport offers as a fuel option Avfuel's Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to aircraft owners and operators fueling at Monterey Regional Airport. Now, 4AIR will facilitate user documentation for aircraft uplifting SAF at Monterey, beginning with Flexjet. Since June 7, 2021, Flexjet has uplifted only SAF in Monterey. 4AIR will provide all documentation and sustainability accounting to prove transfer of ownership and accurate emissions reductions calculations."As the aviation industry focuses on ways to reduce its impact on the environment, SAF will play a key role. More and more operators are committing to decrease the CO2 footprint of their flight operations through the use of SAF," said Del Monte Aviation General Manager Matthew Wright. "Our collaboration with Avfuel and Neste on the supply side and 4AIR and Flexjet on the user side is truly game changing in providing access to SAF."The 4AIR rating framework promotes SAF as one of its highest-valued emissions strategies and offers benchmarks that are aligned with industrywide carbon reduction goals and consistent with international standards. The framework offers various levels, each with specific, science-based goals, independently verified results and progressively greater impacts on sustainability.
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