Gulfstream displays support for sustainability heading into EBACE

Gulfstream G650ER, Gulfstream G600, Gulfstream G550 and Gulfstream G280 fly to Geneva using sustainable alternative jet fuel

SAVANNAH, Georgia May 20, 2019 Photo(s): By Gulfstream
En route to EBACE 19, a G550 flew on sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF) from Charleston to Farnborough, setting a new city-pair speed record of 7 hours and 13 minutes.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the Gulfstream G650ERTM, Gulfstream G600TM, Gulfstream G550TM and Gulfstream G280TM flew to Geneva for the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition using sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF).

"We made SAJF available to our customers earlier this year and are taking as many opportunities as we can to raise the profile of this sustainable resource," said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. "Gulfstream led the industry four years ago when we committed to our own supply of SAJF, and we have been strong supporters of our industry's efforts to enhance awareness of the fuel and decrease emissions."

While flying on SAJF, the G280 set a new city-pair record from Farmingdale, New York, to Geneva, making the 3,425-nautical-mile/6,343-kilometer flight in 7 hours and 6 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.81.

Gulfstream made its first sale of SAJF to a Gulfstream operator earlier this year and maintains a customer-dedicated supply of the fuel at its Long Beach, California, facility.

Since 2016, Gulfstream has used SAJF in daily operations for corporate, demonstration, Customer Support and Flight Test fleets and has flown nearly 800,000 nm/1,500,000 km on SAJF, saving more than 870 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Gulfstream's supply of SAJF is produced by California-based World Energy and distributed by World Fuel Services.