2020 is the year Fly 7 launches its brand new carbon-offsetting program
Aviation is one of the greatest scientific and industrial adventures of humanity. Flying demonstrates the amazing capacity of humans to explore, create, and engage with others to share new experiences. Humans can be proud of flying.
Business aviation, in particular, brings a unique service to human communities. Business aviation allows industrial projects and services of all kinds to grow, to generate more projects, to create jobs, and in the end to create more wealth for the people. Business aviation is a unique tool, which clearly promotes economical wealth for all.
Most stakeholders acknowledge that civil aviation contributes to 2% of global CO2 emissions, and business aviation contributes to only 2% of civil aviation emissions (source : European Environment Agency). Although this is can be considered as relatively minor, we must take into consideration the impact on the environment of flying a business aircraft.
Flying with Fly 7 precisely addresses that.
Fly 7 operates the greenest commercial fleet of business aircraft in Europe. Thanks to a very low fuel consumption, the Pilatus PC-12 has a CO2 emission rate far lower than any other business aircraft.
A Pilatus PC-12 releases 3,2x less CO2 than a Light Jet and 7x less than a Long Range Jet.
Source: Sherpa Report
From 2020, Fly 7 does more for the environment and launches a CO2 offsetting program. The purpose of the program is to compensate each metric ton of CO2 released in the atmosphere by a concrete action, which captures the equivalent amount of CO2 from the air.
What is carbon offsetting?
Carbon offsets or carbon credits are financial contributions to projects that help reduce CO2 emissions in various countries and industries, or encourage new sustainable energy projects in an effort to balance out the damage business and human activities have on the planet.
Carbon compensation (or offsetting) is an internationally recognised way to take responsibility for unavoidable carbon emissions. It means compensating for the greenhouse gas emissions of an individual or an organisation (their carbon footprint) by preventing the same amount of emissions from entering the atmosphere elsewhere on Earth. As climate change is a global problem it does not matter where exactly an emission reduction occurs. A carbon credit is a certificate that corresponds to the reduction or avoidance of one ton of CO2 equivalent.
Flying on a Fly 7 operated PC-12, means zero net CO2 released in the atmosphere.
Additionally Fly 7 will launch in 2020 a similar program for its Brand CaptainJet.com for each aircraft type chartered by the clients.
In Q2 2020 Captainjet iOs application will offer the option to each of their clients to offset their carbon consumption directly online and based on their real carbon emissions.
In partnership with SouthPole, a world leader in carbon credits, the first project we have chosen to invest in is located in Brazil’s Mato Grosso do Sul region.
The purpose of this project is to rebuild a sustainable forest on previously degraded farmland by planting the hardy tree species. This encourages renewed vitality to an area of the Cerrado Savannah that is internationally recognised as a biodiversity hotspot, home to many endangered and threatened species.’