Latitude 33 Aviation – a private jet charter, executive jet management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions company based in California – has taken delivery of the first Bombardier customer aircraft to fly away on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Latitude 33 Aviation will manage and charter the Challenger 350 business jet in Seattle, Washington, on behalf of the aircraft owner.
Peter Likoray, senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing at Bombardier Business Aircraft, said, “We are very pleased that the customer and Latitude 33 Aviation joined us in demonstrating that SAF can become a mainstream, drop-in alternative to traditional jet fuel for general aviation aircraft.
“We are actively promoting the use of SAF as a regular part of flying business aircraft and Latitude 33 Aviation’s trust as the first customer to fly away from our delivery centre on these fuels represents a turning point in the longstanding and industry-wide pledge to reduce CO2 emissions.”
With half a dozen Challenger series aircraft in service, Latitude 33 Aviation manages one of the newest and largest fleets of light, mid-size, and super mid-size aircraft in North America.
Solomon Short, director of operations at Latitude 33 Aviation, commented, “We’re excited about our continued relationship with Bombardier. Our company is known for its exceptional service and seamless travel experience, so this factory-new delivery will help us continue to provide one of the best charter flight experiences, as well as help address the industry’s environmental impact.”