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VistaJet has partnered with SkyNRG, to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at all its facilities globally. The company said with air travel centred around hubs and the 20 busiest airports in the world handling nearly one-fifth of all air passenger traffic, this should make it easier for the new energy source to be fully adopted by operators.
However, a decade after SAF’s introduction, there are only a few hubs globally offering the fuel. It it still accounts for less than 0.1% of total aviation fuel consumption.
The partnership is offering all VistaJet customers around the world access to sustainable aviation fuel. This, it hopes, will promote substantial reductions in aviation carbon emissions, and increase stable demand.
As a component of the Sustainability in Aviation programme, VistaJet undertook a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions audit with South Pole, a climate action solutions provider. Coinciding with Climate Week NYC, which takes place in New York City, VistaJet provides its first progress update on its eight pillars of sustainability:
1. VistaJet’s Carbon Offset programme
2. Sustainable Aviation Fuel
3. Most Technologically-Advanced Aircraft
4. Fuel Consumption Reduction Technology
5. Fuel Efficient Booking System
6. Partnering with Leaders in Sustainability
7. Sustainable In-Flight Products
8. Moving to Renewable Electricity On-the-Ground.
Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet, said: “VistaJet is committed to making aviation better. Today, this means changing the way we operate, to benefit not only our customers, but the whole global community.
“In this spirit, I hope our private aviation partners and peers will do the same, working collaboratively to bring change faster, as this is the only way for the fragmented industry to take full responsibility for the long-term health of the planet. In addition to adhering to market-based measures and improving existing infrastructure, enhancing operational procedures and developing new technological innovations is crucial. We are positive about the future, and we believe together we can transform business aviation for the long-term good.”