Vista Global’s VistaJet is moving on its carbon neutral by 2025 commitment with the purchase of Sustainable Aviation Fuel produced by OMV at Vienna International Airport
VistaJet announced yesterday an agreement with AEG Fuels to purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) produced by OMV at Vienna International Airport.
The agreement accelerates VistaJet’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2025.
VistaJet’s commitment is to replace over 200,000 USG of conventional jet fuel consumption with a blended SAF.
It is expected to generate over 165,000 kg of CO2 reduction — an 80% emissions improvement over the fuel lifecycle compared to conventional jet fuel.
This SAF is produced in compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED).
Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman, VistaJet, says, “Together as an industry, we can reshape the way we conduct business. At VistaJet, we are very proud of the progress we have made, and we hope that others will adopt our recommendations.”
He adds, “Businesses are rightfully being held accountable for their environmental impact, and our agreement with AEG Fuels not only helps in reducing GHG emissions but goes hand in hand with our ongoing efforts to practice higher sustainability to protect the local communities in the countries we operate, spanning 96% of the world.”
Stephen J. Leonard, Vice President of Global Supply, AEG Fuels, comments, “We’re very excited to support VistaJet’s efforts to push our industry forward and provide a framework for future SAF agreements. Their individual efforts are supporting critical investments in sustainable solutions for producers and consumers in the space.”
Carbon Neutral by 2025
In April 2021, VistaJet pledged to be fully carbon neutral across its entire business by 2025.
To capture the company’s progress with sustainability initiatives, VistaJet also published A 2022 Action Handbook for Change in Business Aviation. It was developed in collaboration with climate solutions provider and carbon project developer South Pole.
The whitepaper examines in detail how the aviation sector should respond to the climate crisis.
It identifies real solutions, including the most effective ways for business aviation companies to minimize the industry’s carbon footprint.