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  • Writer's pictureRon Kotrba

VistaJet commits to carbon neutrality by 2025

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VistaJet is committing to carbon neutrality by 2025—just four years from now. The company is also pushing those in the global business aviation community, the International Aviation Transportation Association and others in the industry who haven’t already done so to strive for more than the current goal of 50 percent emissions reductions by 2050.

In 2020, more than 80 percent of VistaJet members offset carbon emissions relative to their flights’ fuel consumption in partnership with South Pole, a global provider of climate action solutions. VistaJet also partnered with SkyNRG to provide global access to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for business aviation.

To reach its ambitious target, VistaJet has the following projects in place:

  • Certified carbon offset program for customers globally

  • Global SAF program for every client around the world

  • Technologically advanced aircraft

  • Fuel consumption reduction technology

  • Fuel-efficient booking system

  • Partnering with leaders in sustainability

  • Sustainable in-flight products

  • Moving to renewable electricity on the ground

  • Annual greenhouse gas accounting report

  • Annual climate risk report (starting in 2021), in line with recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.

“While offsets and SAF are the current and available options to reduce its carbon footprint, VistaJet, together with its partners, industry and clients, will continue to actively seek and invest in new developments to help push the current boundaries,” the company said. “Between now and 2025, VistaJet will look to new technology and innovations to further reduce its GHG footprint in line with the latest available science, to become the first carbon-neutral business aviation operating company by 2025.”

Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet, said, “Since the inception of VistaJet 17 years ago, we have always looked to the future, innovating and driving change within our industry. We have taken on the challenge to establish and promote a more efficient and sustainable way of flying. This is why, together with our partners and clients, we have been developing and adopting best practices and innovative solutions. Our model itself is the most effective in focusing on utilization and a shared fleet concept; and adoption of more sustainable aviation fuels, and smarter, more economic aircraft. The industry as a whole must step up to combat climate change and its impact today—it’s the right thing to do and we all have to act now.”

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