FXAir achieved carbon neutral operations in 2021

By Doug Gollan, January 27, 2022

Directional Aviation’s charter broker FXAir offset 40,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide last year

Directional Aviation’s on-demand charter broker FXAir offset 40,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2021 on behalf of its clients through the use of carbon offset credits.

As a result, the company said it achieved carbon-neutral operations in 2021.

Under the program operated by 4Air, FXAir purchases carbon offset credits that finance projects which negate the impact on the climate of the CO2 emissions created by its charter flights at no cost to clients.

Gregg Slow, president of FXAir, said, “We see this as another example of the refinement premium charter by FXAir provides over other charter offerings.”

Clients also can voluntarily participate in additional programs that offset not just CO2 but also other climate-change pollutants.

“Our premium charter clients understand the challenges posed by climate change and want to do their part in supporting environmental sustainability,” Slow added.

He added, “The 4Air program gives us a simple, efficient way to offset the emissions produced by jet aircraft and, at the same time, generate real societal benefits. We have been gratified by the enthusiastic response from our clients.”

In 2021, the New York-based broker offset all CO2 emissions on all flights chartered on behalf of its clients at no added cost to clients.

Immediate climate improvement projects

Supported projects that had an immediate and direct impact on climate improvement included deforestation prevention, clean wind-generated electricity in the upper Midwest United States, and wind turbine and other renewable energy projects.

The 4Air rating framework is aligned with industrywide carbon reduction goals and is entirely consistent with international standards. The framework offers various levels, each with specific, science-based goals, independently verified results, and progressively greater impacts on sustainability.

4Air manages the offsets, standards, verification, validation, and retirement of carbon credits through the most respected international leading bodies that issue and register credits.

FXAir is committed to the 4Air Bronze level, under which its charter flight operations are carbon-neutral by offsetting all of their CO2 emissions with verified carbon offset credits. In addition, some clients voluntarily increased their participation in 4Air programs to offset all emissions that affect the climate, including non-carbon emissions such as soot, water vapor, and contrails.

Members of its Aviator program received preferred access to Directional’s fleet of private jets, including the Bombardier Challenger 300 and Global XRS.

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