Sedona Airport Launches Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Pioneering Arizona’s Eco-Friendly Flight Initiatives

, in collaboration with Corporation and , now offers sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) – becoming Avfuel's pioneering SAF location in Arizona. This initiative positions the airport as a trailblazer in promoting environmentally conscious aviation operations across the state.

Ed Rose, airport manager of the Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority, highlighted the airport's commitment to sustainability, stating, “We are excited to incorporate SAF into our growing list of sustainability initiatives. SAF is a safe, proven and sustainable blend of jet fuel that will help the Sedona Airport be a good neighbor and do its part to reduce the overall production of greenhouse gases.”

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Avfuel's initial delivery of SAF, supplied by and branded as Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM, arrived on June 5 at Red Rock Aviation. This milestone allows general aviation operations at Sedona Airport to immediately access a cleaner fuel option, contributing to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The ongoing supply schedule will ensure regular availability, supporting customers in advancing their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives.

The SAF blend, boasting one of the highest ratios in business aviation (30% SAF to 70% petroleum-based jet fuel), delivers a notable reduction of 19 metric tons of emissions per 8,000-gallon truckload. This reduction equates to removing 4.5 passenger vehicles from the road for an entire year, underscoring the environmental benefits of transitioning to sustainable aviation practices.

See also: Study Shows Significant Emission Reductions with Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Commercial Aircraft

The availability of SAF at Sedona Airport not only supports general aviation but also plays a crucial role in bolstering aerial firefighting efforts in the region. By providing a cleaner alternative, the airport contributes to protecting local communities and the surrounding wilderness from airborne pollutants.


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