Tradewind Aviation upgrades carbon offset program

By Doug Gollan, January 19, 2022

Pilatus PC-12 and Citation CJ3 operator Tradewind Aviation is enhancing its sustainability efforts with TerraPass

Tradewind Aviation has added a new carbon offset program that automatically provides offsets to all flights.

Funds raised through the offset will continue to go to TerraPass which uses proceeds from partner companies to fund a variety of greenhouse gas reduction projects, from renewable wind farms to agricultural methane capture to forestry projects.

The new program went into effect on January 1, 2022.

In fall 2020, Tradewind launched its first carbon offset initiative. It offered clients the opportunity to offset the carbon emissions of their flight activity through small fees.

Tradewind’s fleet includes 18 single-engine Pilatus PC-12s. They require only 70 gallons of jet fuel per hour of flying time. Its three Citation CJ3s require 173 gallons of fuel per hour.

“Climate change is among pressing issues of our day, and we’ve made the decision for Tradewind Aviation to be on the right side of it, funding sustainability through carbon offsets on every flight at no cost to our clients,” said Eric Zipkin, Co-Founder and CEO.

Tradewind Aviation offers a jet card program aboard its PC-12 fleet.

Paid subscribers to Private Jet Card Comparisons can compare carbon offset programs for over 50 providers.

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