Commercial, GHG Emissions - May 20, 2021
Flexjet Achieves Carbon-Neutral Flight Operations
Flexjet LLC, a fractional private jet service, announced on May 17 that it had achieved carbon-neutral flight operations. Flexjet has been purchasing credits to offset carbon emissions from all flights booked by its U.S.-based owners since January 2021.
“Flexjet has long been on the leading edge of applying innovation to its operations, and our partnership with 4AIR brings that same spirit to protecting the environment,” said Flexjet Chief Executive Officer Michael Silvestro in a statement. “In supporting carbon offset projects around the world, Flexjet can offer peace of mind that today’s efforts are having an immediate positive impact on the environment.”
Through a partnership with 4AIR, which provides a rating system focused on sustainability in private aviation, Flexjet’s verified credits will fund carbon offset projects, negating the impact of emissions generated by its aircraft at no additional expense to its owners. The company is also working with 4AIR to offer company owners the option of upgrading their sustainability commitment by using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for their flights where it is available.
In January, Flexjet began offsetting 100% of the CO2 emissions from all of its US-based aircraft for its owners - including emissions from the company’s internal airline, Project Lift, which transports Flexjet pilots to their flight assignments. The company expects to offset 400,000 metric tons of carbon by the end of 2021.