Sentient Jet ups its green quotient for Earth Day

Clients of jet card inventor Sentient Jet can now track their emissions offsets via a client portal, and soon the private jet company’s app.

By Doug Gollan, April 19, 2023

Clients of jet card inventor Sentient Jet can now track their emissions offsets via a client portal, and soon the private jet company’s app

Sentient Jet is continuing its commitment to sustainability.

According to a press release, the inventor of the jet card is “the first private aviation company to offer a calculated total consumer footprint and offset at no additional cost to card owners.”

Using Innovative tracking software, Sentient clients receive carbon footprint and emission offset records via their post-flight invoices available from the owner’s section of its website.

A mobile app user next month.

Sentient’s carbon offset program goes beyond traditional aviation sustainability programs by carbon offsetting the CO2 equivalent impact of all aviation emissions, including water vapor, contrails, aerosols, and nitrous oxide, which together account for two-thirds of the emissions an aircraft produces when flying.

Since launching its emissions-neutral sustainability initiative in 2021, Sentient has offset 1,111,745 metric tons of CO2 through its multi-million dollar investment.

Total emission offsets since the program’s inception are equivalent to the following:

  • 215,000 + homes’ electricity use for one year
  • 135 billion + smartphones charged
  • 18 million + tree seedlings grown for 10 years (1.8M+ seedlings per year)
  • 125 million + gallons of gasoline consumed

“Travelers and businesses are becoming increasingly aware of their carbon footprint and are seeking transparency and accountability when it comes to how aviation companies are taking steps to reduce their impact,” said Andrew Collins, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Flexjet, Sentient Jet’s parent company.

“Through our continued investment in carbon offsetting, our hope is that we build a greater awareness around the aviation industry’s impact on the planet and instill a greater responsibility to take steps to tackle these global and societal issues,” he added.

So far, the program has contributed funds to wind power projects in the United States and South America and to renewable energy projects in Turkey and India.

Further projects include installing efficient cookstoves in Malawi and sequestering CO2 through forestry projects in Massachusetts to protect their combined 6,500-acre watersheds.

Another project includes the Doe Mountain Forestry Project on over 8,500 acres of forestland in the Blue Ridge Mountains of eastern Tennessee.

“Sentient Jet continues to innovate in this category by providing first-of-its-kind transparency around a customer’s entire footprint,” says Kennedy Ricci, President of 4AIR, which supports private aviation sustainability programs.

He adds, “Not only is Sentient helping customers understand their carbon footprint, but they are helping build awareness and address the more comprehensive impact of aviation, including its non-CO2 effects.”

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