Michigan FBO Joins the SAF Set

 - June 24, 2021, 4:50 PM
Premier Jet Services, one of six FBOs at Michigan's Oakland County International Airport is the first in the state to offer a permanent supply of sustainable aviation fuel for customers who desire it. (Photo: Premier Jet Services)

The spread of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the U.S. continues with the announcement that Premier Jet Services (formerly Oakland Air), an FBO at Detroit-area Oakland County International Airport (KPTK), is now stocking permanent supplies of the fuel. This makes it not only the first service provider among the several FBOs at bustling KPTK to do so but also the first in the region.

“Delivering SAF immediately was a key driver in our decision to select Titan Aviation Fuels as our fuel brand supplier,” said company president and CEO Josh Birmingham. “We could not be more excited to make SAF available to the industry, as well as our own fleet of planes.”

Birmingham told AIN that the 10 percent SAF blend, the first tank load of which was received on June 8, will be kept separate from the FBO’s conventional jet-A supply, and Premier has dedicated a 3,000-gallon refueller to dispense it. He noted that the price differential between conventional fuel and the SAF is approximately 25 percent.

Since the beginning of the year, permanent supplies of SAF have been introduced at more than a dozen FBOs in the U.S., primarily on the West Coast.