VistaJet (Booth M91A), which has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2025, published a whitepaper examining the aviation sector’s environmental impact and ways the industry can minimize its carbon footprint. The whitepaper, “A 2022 Action Handbook for Change in Business Aviation,” was released on Monday and developed with South Pole, a carbon offset solutions and project developer.
Among the whitepaper’s recommendations for the industry: increase the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF); audit and report greenhouse gas emissions to demonstrate transparency and progress; and complement greenhouse gas reduction efforts with investments in climate action projects adhering to the highest standards.
“The business aviation sector finds itself at a critical juncture,” said Thomas Flohr, VistaJet founder and chairman. “Businesses are rightfully being held accountable for their environmental impact. Together as an industry, we can reshape the way we conduct business while providing an unparalleled level of service to our customers.”
The whitepaper also provides an update on VistaJet’s progress toward its 2025 carbon neutrality goal, an accounting the Malta-based charter membership program last detailed in April 2021. According to the data, VistaJet has now maximized fleet optimization efforts, improving fuel consumption by 8 percent; added 10 new Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft, the first business jet to have a third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration; and has achieved a 90 percent reduction in consumption of single-use items. The whitepaper also notes more than 85 percent of VistaJet’s customers have adopted voluntary carbon offsetting plans.
“We are proud of the progress we have made at VistaJet, and we hope that others will take our recommendations to heart,” said Flohr.