Sept. 2, 2020

Textron Aviation has announced customers will be offered the option to choose an initial tank containing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with delivery of new Beechcraft turboprop and Cessna turboprop and jet aircraft, highlighting business aviation’s continued commitment to cleaner fuel sources, and coming just weeks ahead of the industry’s first Virtual 2020 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit.

“Offering SAF for customers demonstrates an important next step in Textron Aviation’s commitment to sustainability,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president of customer experience. “SAF can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% over the fuel’s lifecycle, compared to those [fuels] made from fossil sources, and provides an active way for the aviation industry to lower its overall footprint.”

Textron Aviation is among the leaders promoting SAF availability and use throughout the business aviation community. In 2019, Textron Aviation flew several aircraft to industry events including NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) and the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) using SAF to highlight its availability and encourage wider usage of the fuel.