Victor chairman Clive Jackson says private jet charter customers need to embrace carbon offsets to answer industry critics
Outspoken private jet charter boss Clive Jackson is telling both the industry and consumers to get serious about embracing carbon mitigation and offset programs and sustainability. The move comes as he announced Victor offset payments are now audited by a third-party accounting firm. He calls it an “obligation” and wants other providers to follow suit.
4AIR is the first private aviation participant in the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange
4AIR has become the first private aviation stakeholder to trade on the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), a centralized platform where airlines and other aviation stakeholders can trade carbon offsets to reduce their climate impact. It transacted 15,000 carbon offsets on behalf of U.K.-based charter and jet card broker PrivateFly to support a solar-renewable energy project developed in India by the Adani Group.
Directional Aviation-launched 4AIR announced it is partnering with Clay Lacy Aviation to offer its sustainability rating to Clay Lacy managed aircraft while also certifying the company’s facilities in Oxford, CT; Van Nuys, CA; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; and Orange County, CA, as carbon-neutral, and awarding their facilities a 4AIR Rating for 2020.
The European very light jet operator has added sustainability as a long-term company goal
GlobeAir has launched a new CSER (Corporate Social and
Environmental Responsibility) roadmap 2020 and putting sustainability as one of
the company’s long-term goals.
The company is using the hashtag #WeArePlanetA. As part of the initiative, it will now be possible to offset one’s carbon footprint for private jet flights on GlobeAir.
Aviation accounts for just 2% of all carbon emissions. Business aviation’s carbon emissions are about 2% of the aviation total, and 0.04% of global human-made emissions.