Steve Csonka

Executive Director

Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative

Steve is a commercial aviation professional with broad, strategic airline, aviation OEM, and SAF experience since 1985. Over his career, Steve has been a strong industry advocate who has worked in roles of developing pragmatic solutions to the challenges of aviation growth, and that interest led him to accepting the current CAAFI Executive Director role in 2012.  CAAFI (the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, is industry partnership fostering the development and commercialization of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).  CAAFI engages in public-private-partnership activities designed to assist in bringing together the group of participants needed to stand up an entirely new industrial sector.

 Steve also continues to serve in leadership, steering committee, consultancy, and BOD roles with multiple aviation industry organizations in areas of applying technology and business concepts to enable commercial progression with SAF, both through the work of CAAFI, as well as independent activities through his consultancy.