Van Nuys Forum Will Launch Alternative Jet Fuel Into the Marketplace

Event represents another step in the use of sustainable fuel sources.

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VNY hopes to act as a model for other airports considering alternative jet fuels.Gulfstream

While the FAA’s final decision on an alternative fuel for piston engine aircraft is delayed until next year, a number of civic and business-aviation leaders will meet on January 17 in Los Angeles to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels (SAJF) through “Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability.”

The day-long event at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) includes the launch of SAJF and flights demonstrating the fuel’s viability. Flights from VNY will solidify that airport as the first GA facility in the United States to offer SAJF on a trial basis. The effort is also expected to serve as a model for other airports to consider offering the fuel.

The January event offers media opportunities to speak with a number of people involved in the SAJF effort including NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, GAMA CEO Pete Bunce, Los Angeles World Airports CEO Deborah Flint, Gulfstream Aerospace staff scientist Charles Etter, Steve Drzymalla, SVP Business Aviation Bulk Fuel, World Fuel Services, C.R. Sincock, Managing Director of Business Development, Avfuel Corporation and Bryan Sherbacow, Chief Commercial Officer, World Energy.

Event stakeholders include the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). RSVPs are recommended.