Directional Aviation-launched 4AIR announced it is partnering with Clay Lacy Aviation to offer its sustainability rating to Clay Lacy managed aircraft while also certifying the company’s facilities in Oxford, CT; Van Nuys, CA; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; and Orange County, CA, as carbon-neutral, and awarding their facilities a 4AIR Rating for 2020.
4AIR will validate their carbon offsets, reductions generated from Clay Lacy’s use of solar energy, and affirm the company’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their facilities and flying activities for 2020 and in the future, according to a press release.
“4AIR not only offers turnkey sustainability solutions but, as the only rating system for private aviation emissions reduction, will evaluate and independently verify Clay Lacy Aviation’s sustainability program,” said Kennedy Ricci, 4AIR’s president.
He continued, “We can give Clay Lacy Aviation, its stakeholders, and its customers the assurance that the program is meeting its goals and reducing emissions at levels equal to those generated by the flights as well as ground activity.”
Clay Lacy Aviation with utilize three of 4AIR’s offerings:
“Clay Lacy Aviation is committed to reducing our carbon footprint in a responsible manner, doing the right thing, and making it easier for our clients to do the same,” said Scott Cutshall, Senior Vice President, Business Operations. “4AIR’s validation of our efforts provides further confidence in the actions we are taking, ensuring the transparency of every carbon credit retired, confirming the positive impact of our adoption of solar energy, use of biodiesel in our ground service equipment, and ongoing commitment to providing Sustainable Alternative Fuel.”
Added Nancy Bsales, 4AIR’s Chief Operating Officer, Sustainability, “Clay Lacy and the company he founded have been pioneers in private aviation for more than a half-century, and we are proud to partner with them as leaders on sustainability by reducing their carbon emissions and their impact on the environment.”