Gulfstream earns four NBAA sustainability accreditations


Gulfstream has earned National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Sustainable Flight Department Accreditations across all four categories: Flight, Ground support, Operations and Infrastructure.

“These accreditations encompass our holistic commitment to leading our industry toward its goals for carbon neutrality,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We are proud to be the first original equipment manufacturer to be identified for these efforts across all four categories.”

Other awardees include Executive Flight Operations at Boeing, which received an accreditation under the flight category, American Express Corporate Aviation for flight and operations sustainability and Dell Technologies Corporate Aviation for flight. Several other organisations won awards but wished to stay anonymous.

Ed Bolen, president and CEO, NBAA said: “Through programmes such as NBAA’s Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation Program, business aviation is taking concrete, measurable steps to address climate change.”

The NBAA launched the programme at the beginning of last year to promote “a culture of sustainability by encouraging companies to think and act critically and to implement as many sustainability strategies as possible”.

The association previously awarded accreditations to Mente, Monarch Air Group and Textron Aviation in November.

Gulfstream demonstrated its sustainability efforts in December, when it partnered with Rolls-Royce to fly the first business jet using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation winners – at a glance

  • American Express Corporate Aviation: Flight and Operations
  • The Boeing Company, Executive Flight Operations: Flight
  • Coca-Cola Company: Flight
  • Cox Aviation: Flight
  • Dell Technologies Corporate Aviation: Flight
  • Dow Aviation: Flight, Operations, Ground support, Infrastructure
  • Gulfstream Aerospace: Flight, Operations, Ground support, Infrastructure
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company: Operations