Gulfstream Aerospace has signed the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow 2030 Ambition Statement, building on the company’s commitment to sustainability. The move makes it the first business aircraft manufacturer to sign the statement, which seeks to increase use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which offers lower life cycle carbon emissions, and boost SAF supply to meet 10 percent of global jet fuel needs by 2030.
“The Clean Skies for Tomorrow 2030 Ambition Statement is a call to action to grow the supply and use of SAF. We are committed to continuing to use and promote SAF…and hope that our signing and focus on this ambitious goal will be the first of many more manufacturers to follow,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns.
Since 2016, Gulfstream has purchased more than 1.4 million gallons of SAF and flown more than 1.5 million nautical miles on SAF. In July, Gulfstream became the first company to earn the National Aeronautic Association’s Sustainable Wings certification, which recognizes speed records set using SAF.
However, Gulfstream’s focus on sustainability expands beyond SAF and includes modernization of manufacturing and servicing facilities. The Savannah, Georgia-based aircraft manufacturer company is focusing its sustainability efforts in three priority areas: energy and emissions; operations and culture; and learning.