The National Air Transportation Association is delighted to invite you to be a part of Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability—an event marking the next step in the business aviation industry’s commitment to emissions reduction, through the development and adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels (SAJF), helping ensure a carbon-neutral future for the industry.

On January 17, 2019, a coalition of international industry organizations behind the SAJF Initiative and supplemental Business Aviation Guide launched last May will demonstrate this commitment in-action through an event at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Los Angeles, CA.

WHAT: Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability
A Demonstration day highlighting an industry’s commitment to development, adoption of SAJF, including in-flight demonstrations.

WHEN: Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

The multifaceted day-long event will include:

• 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM: SAJF Basics Workshop, including a panel discussion on the future of the fuels.
• 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Luncheon with sources available for media interviews.
• 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Live in-flight demonstrations with aircraft flying on SAJF.
• 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Media event commemorating the demo launch.
• 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Reception.

WHERE: Van Nuys Airport | Los Angeles, California (Airtel - 7277 Valjean Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406)

Featured representation at the event will include:

• Deborah Flint, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
• Nury Martinez, City of Los Angeles Councilwoman, 6th District
• Curt Castagna, President of the Van Nuys Airport Association (VNAA)
• Gary Dempsey, President of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and Tim Obitts, NATA Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
• Ed Bolen, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
• Athar Husain Khan, Secretary General of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA)
• Pete Bunce, President and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
• David Coleal, Chair of the GAMA Environment Committee and President, Bombardier Business Aircraft
• Charles Etter, Staff Scientist, Gulfstream Aerospace
• Kurt Edwards, Director General of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)
• Steve Drzymalla, SVP Business Aircraft Bulk Fuel, World Fuel Services
• Bryan Sherbacow, Chief Commercial Officer, World Energy
• C.R. Sincock, Managing Director of Business Development, Avfuel Corporation
• Keith Sawyer, Manager of Alternative Fuels, Avfuel Corporation
• Chris Wilcox, Special Projects Lead, Gevo
• Tim Cesarek, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Gevo

Please RSVP below to let us know if you would be interested in attending the Jan. 17 event. Contact Karissa Uko at for event details or Shannon Chambers for media inquiries.


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