FlexJet Users May Now Purchase Carbon Offsets | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 09.26.16

Airborne 09.27.16

Airborne 09.28.16

Airborne 09.29.16

Airborne 09.23.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 09.26.16

Airborne 09.27.16

Airborne 09.28.16

Airborne 09.29.16

Airborne 09.23.16

Tue, Oct 07, 2008

FlexJet Users May Now Purchase Carbon Offsets

Partners With Climate Care To Reduce Emissions

Business flight... with a "conscience." That's the marketing pitch behind so-called "carbon offset" programs now bandied by umpteen airlines and private jet ownership companies. FlexJet announced Monday at NBAA it will be the latest to jump on the green bandwagon, signing with offset provider Climate Care to sell offset credits to the fractional's customers.

Beginning in October 2008, all new and existing Flexjet owners may join the voluntary program to offset CO2 emissions, to make their flights carbon neutral. Program participants will pay a per-hour fee sufficient to fund activities that generate an equal reduction in emissions.

"Flexjet is pleased to offer its owners the opportunity to take responsibility for their flights and help offset their carbon emissions," said Fred Reid, President, Bombardier Flexjet. "We realize that until technological advances produce truly low emissions aircraft, the best opportunity to minimize climate impact is to balance flight emissions with projects and technologies that reduce environmental impact around the world."

Funds from the offset program will be invested in Climate Care projects worldwide, which reduce carbon emissions and distribute renewable, sustainable technology. As part of the program, Flexjet will also offset all non-owner flights, including flights for demonstration and maintenance purposes.

"We selected Climate Care as a partner after extensive research concluded that the company offers the highest standards for choosing, measuring and reporting on its programs to balance carbon emissions," Reid added. 

FlexJet's parent company Bombardier was the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to introduce a carbon offset program for its new business aircraft customers, also partnering with Climate Care earlier this year.

"Climate Care is pleased that Flexjet is seeking environmentally responsible solutions to minimize the climate impact of carbon emissions," said Edward Hanrahan, Executive Director, Climate Care. "We look forward to working with Flexjet to balance carbon emissions by investing in projects designed to replace fossil fuel burning technologies with low-carbon alternatives."

FMI: www.bombardier.com, www.flexjet.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.27.16: EAA's 200K!, MilPilots Get Break, UAV Pilot Applications

Also: GPS Sat, Aero-Calendar, B-21 Raider, Boeing 777X, Tecnam P2002JF, NBAA Honors Louis Seno, Alaska-Virgin Merger EAA has reached a major milestone, as the association has surpa>[...]

BlackSky Pathfinder Satellite Launched Aboard India’s PSLV

Paves The Way For 60-Satellite Constellation To Deliver High-Resolution Satellite Imaging The BlackSky Pathfinder-1 satellite was successuflly launched into a sun synchronous orbit>[...]

Several Injured By Helicopter Rotorwash At Boy Scout Event

Arriving Helo Blew Several Canoes Into A Crowd On Shore It was supposed to be the celebration of the introduction of a new program to introduce young kids to the Boy Scouts. It wou>[...]

FAA: Parachutes Did Not Open In Tandem Jump Accident

First-Time Skydiver And Instructor Fatally Injured In August The FAA has determined that a first time skydiver and his instructor were fatally injured in an accident August 6th, 20>[...]

Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants To Vote On New Agreement

Balloting To Take Place From October 16 - 31 Southwest Airlines Co. has announced that the Executive Board of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 556, the Union that represents our>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC