Stockton Airport Partners with Atlantic Aviation, Avfuel to Offer SAF on Demand

Pilots traveling in Northern California can purchase SAF without reservations or fueling contracts.

Pilots stopping at Stockton Metropolitan Airport will be able to purchase SAF on demand. [Courtesy: Stockton Metropolitan Airport]

General aviation pilots can now fill their tanks with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Stockton Metropolitan Airport (KSCK) on demand, without a reservation or fueling contract.

The airport said it entered a partnership with FBO operator Atlantic Aviation and fuel supplier Avfuel to make SAF available to jet fuel customers traveling in Northern California. The company also offers documentation to aid in tracking emissions reduction.

“The environmental benefits of SAF are realized when the fuel is created via renewable feedstock instead of crude oil, not when it is combusted. Neat or unblended, SAF reduces up to 80 percent of lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional jet fuel,” said Richard Sokol, airport director at KSCK. “We intend to be a regional leader in environmental sustainability as San Joaquin County continues to welcome more economic growth to the area.”

SAF will be available at Stockton Municipal through Atlantic’s SAF Marketplace, which provides customers with accounting and verification information as well as emissions reduction receipts for recording SAF purchases and tracking their environmental effects. The receipts also include chain-of-custody documentation tracing the fuel from production to delivery at the Atlantic FBO.

This development in SAF availability is part of wider efforts to promote sustainability in the region, airport officials said, noting that the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors recently approved a $30 million solar energy project that includes “a substantial airport component.” The airport’s plans include working with additional aviation industry partners “to make meaningful contributions to global sustainability goals.”

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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