4AIR partnership: Flexjet operations now carbon neutral
Flexjet flight operations are now carbon neutral through its partnership with 4AIR, the private aviation sustainability rating system, at no additional expense to its owners. Since January 2021, Flexjet has been purchasing credits to offset carbon emissions from all flights booked by its US-based owners. With 4AIR’s help, the fractional operator’s verified credits will fund carbon offset projects which will mitigate the impact of emissions generated by Flexjet aircraft.
“Flexjet has long been on the leading edge of applying innovation to its operations, and our partnership with 4AIR brings that same spirit to protecting the environment,” said Flexjet CEO, Michael Silvestro. “In supporting carbon offset projects around the world, Flexjet can offer peace of mind that today’s efforts are having an immediate positive impact on the environment.”
Flexjet said it is taking on the financial responsibility of offsetting greenhouse gas emissions that would otherwise be placed on owners. In January, the company began offsetting 100% of the Co2 emissions from all its US-based aircraft including emissions from the company’s internal airline, Project Lift. Flexjet is on track to offset 400,000 metric tons of carbon by the end of the year.
Flexjet also considers sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be an important piece of the ‘sustainability solution’. The company is working with 4AIR to offer its owners the option of upgrading their sustainability commitment by using SAF for their flights where it is available.