Gulfstream Aerospace has announced its Savannah-based fleet has flown more than 1 million nautical miles/1.85 million kilometers on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Since March 2016, Gulfstream has used SAF for its corporate, Demonstration, Customer Support and Flight Test fleets. The company has made more than 550 flights with the blended fuel and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 1,300 metric tons.
“We take our role as an industry leader in environmental sustainability very seriously, so this is a milestone we’re extremely proud of,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and helping our industry achieve its sustainability goals. The widespread use of SAF is critical to meeting those goals.”
Gulfstream’s sustainability strategy helps support the business aviation industry goals established by the National Business Aviation Association, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the International Business Aviation Council. The goals are a 50 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 relative to 2005 levels; a 2 percent improvement in fuel-efficiency per year from 2010 to 2020; and carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onward.