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Experts Across Supply Chain to Address First-Ever Business Aviation Sustainability Summit

Washington, D.C. – Business aviation leaders will convene September 14-15 for a first-of-its-kind Virtual 2020 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit to discuss pathways to accelerate the market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), the cleaner-burning alternative fuel that, on a gallon-per-gallon basis, often reduce net lifecycle CO2 emissions in excess of 50%, versus conventional jet fuel.  

Experts along every point on the value chain – manufacturers, producers, providers/FBOs, operators, government leaders and others – will discuss and determine how to increase the production, availability and use of SAF. Members of the news media are invited to attend.

The forum is being hosted by the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition), which just released Fueling the Future, an educational and informational resource about SAF development, industry adoption and expansion of supply and use. The guide builds upon initiatives to educate industry leaders, policymakers and others on the benefits and viability of SAF in conjunction with the World Economic Forum and previous events held at airports in Van Nuys, CAFarnborough, UK, Geneva and Las Vegas.

WHAT: Summit to accelerate the market for sustainable aviation fuels. The full agenda is available here.
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 14 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET and Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. ET
WHERE: Online; register here, and get details.
WHO: Michael Amalfitano, President and CEO, Embraer Executive JetsThierry Betbeze, CEO, Dassault Falcon JetEd Bolen, National Business Aviation Association CEODavid Coleal, Bombardier Aviation President and CEOMark Burns, President and CEO, Gulfstream AerospacePete Bunce, President and CEO General Aviation Manufacturers AssociationTim Cesarek, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, GevoDavid Coleal, Bombardier Aviation President and CEOChris Cooper, Vice President of Renewable Aviation, North America, Neste Steve Csonka, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels InitiativeKurt Edwards, Director General, International Business Aviation CouncilDarren Fuller, Vice President Business Development, World Fuel ServicesCraig Hanlon, Director of Aviation, Corteva AgriscienceAdam Hook, Global Category Director, Procurement, NetJetsSean Lee, Aviation Department, The Coca-Cola CompanyTony Lefebvre, COO, Signature AviationAndy Maudasher, Vice President, Global Procurement, NetJetsMark McIntyre, Mente, LLCGraham Noyes, Director, Low Carbon Fuel CoalitionTim Obitts, President and CEO, National Air Transportation AssociationDr. Tom Parsons, Biojet Commercial Development Manager, Air BPKeith Sawyer, Manager of Alternative Fuels, Avfuel Bryan Sherbacow, Chief Commercial Officer, World EnergyNancy Young, VP Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America

Additional Background

Business aviation has been working to increase the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which can cut flight emissions by as much as 80 percent. The industry’s efforts are led by the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition), which includes the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). The SAF Coalition’s work is supported by a Steering Committee that includes dozens of aviation businesses, representing every point in the SAF development-and-supply chain.

More information about the SAF Coalition is available at futureofsustainablefuel.com.