Using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) can “make a difference today” in reducing the environmental impact of air travel, according to Jonathan Wood, vice president of Neste’s renewable aviation arm.

Speaking about SAF at the Farnborough International Airshow alongside Toby Edwards, co-CEO of on-demand private jet company Fly Victor, Wood said: “We have the product here and now, so this is not about promises, this is about starting to make a difference today. We can’t afford to wait another 10 years.”

SAF partnership

At the end of June, Neste and Fly Victor announced a partnership on SAF which they said would “set a new sustainability benchmark in business aviation”.

The agreement means that Victor members can purchase Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel for every private jet booking globally, enabling private jet charterers to reduce the carbon footprint of their private air travel.

Edwards said the partnership meant there were now “credible solutions available for consumers who will actually want to make better decisions”.

Customer choice

When booking a charter, Victor’s private and corporate members can choose how much fossil fuel they want to replace with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel, from as little as 5 per cent up to 100 per cent.

Neste’s SAF reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 per cent over the fuel’s life cycle compared to fossil jet fuel.

It is produced from 100 per cent renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste.

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