March 18 (Renewables Now) - US business-jet aircraft maker Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a fully-owned unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), has made its first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a customer.
Gulfstream Aerospace said on Friday that an unnamed US-based multinational corporation has bought 20,000 pounds of SAJF from its facility in Long Beach, California, for a Gulfstream G550 aircraft. This first transaction involving the SAJF comes earlier than expected, the company noted.
“We've been using the fuel since 2016 with our corporate, demonstration and Flight Test fleets, and we're now proud to offer it to operators as well,” commented Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream Aerospace. The company has used a 30/70 blend of the drop-in SAJF and Jet-A in operations at its Savannah headquarters since 2012.
The company said further that it will also begin using the SAJF on large-cabin aircraft completions flights departing from Long Beach Airport.
California-based World Energy is the producer of the SAJF used by the company.