Sheltair supports SAF initiatives

Sheltair Aviation has provided Embraer with safe storage and handling services for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) ahead of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.

The Sheltair Melbourne base accepted a truckload of Avfuel’s Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on behalf of Embraer as part of the OEM’s recently announced environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments. The load ensured that Embraer could fuel up with SAF before flying to its static display at BACE, making the trip as sustainable as possible. 

“Sheltair is honored to support Embraer’s commitment to climate action with safe, dependable fuel handling and storage services for its SAF,” said James Toler, General manager at Sheltair MLB. “We couldn’t be prouder of aligning with such sustainably-minded organisations as Embraer and Avfuel, and we’re thankful for the trust Embraer puts in the Sheltair team to deliver on its needs.”  

The SAF Sheltair accepted from Avfuel for Embraer and produced by Neste provides a 19.1 tonne reduction in carbon emissions over its lifecycle per 8,000-gallon truckload compared to traditional petroleum-based jet fuel. 

 SAF is a fully approved drop-in fuel that meets ASTM D-1655 specification for conventional jet fuel and performance standards under all operating conditions once blended with petroleum jet fuel. SAF is an optimum solution to directly reduce aircraft greenhouse gas emissions, requiring no new investments, modifications, fuel distribution procedures, airport fuel storage tanks, or changes to the aircraft (for blends up to 50% of neat SAF).


In the future, SAF could deliver up to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions over its lifecycle versus traditional jet fuel if used in its neat form.