Virginia-based charter broker Paramount Business Jets is enabling flyers to figure out carbon emissions from their private jet flights
Paramount Business Jets is updating its open-source Private Jet Carbon Offset Calculator.
It comes in advance of Earth Day 2023 on April 22.
The charter broker, which offers jet cards using dynamic pricing, published its first carbon emissions calculation tool in 2019.
The calculator allows users to determine carbon emissions for their flights by inputting the departure and destination points and the aircraft type.
It instantly tabulates the flight time and emissions in pounds and metric tonnes of CO2.
The resource also provides links to organizations offering accredited offset programs.
“We feel that this can help the environment, and that’s why we put time and effort into updating it,” said Paramount Business Jets founder and CEO Richard Zaher.
With the updated version, users can now select the specific category and the aircraft model rather than simply the aircraft model as in the first iteration.
Additionally, the calculator now presents greener aircraft options appropriate for the mission.
“This tool helps those creating carbon emissions be more aware of them and helps in lessening them by giving the client the ability to make a more informed decision,” said Zaher.
Paramount’s jet cards use a wholesale pricing model with a fixed percentage markup based on deposit level.