The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced its first batch of business aviation entities that have achieved the organization’s newly established Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation.
The program, which was launched earlier this year, includes four independent accreditations: flight, ground support, operations and infrastructure.
The categories are aimed at recognizing the diversity of business aviation entities and different emissions scopes.
NBAA’s accreditation program, which is not limited to flight departments, provides an industry standard for validating leadership in sustainable flight operations.
The goal is to promote a culture of sustainability by encouraging companies to think and act critically, and to implement as many sustainability strategies as possible.
The initial awardees include:
- Mente LLC (Flight)
- Monarch Air Group, DBA Mercury Jets (Operations)
- Netflix (Flight, Operations, Ground Support and Infrastructure)
- Steelcase, Inc. (Flight)
- Textron Aviation, Wichita Service Center (Ground Support)
NBAA also accredited several other entities that wish to remain anonymous. The initial recipients are the first batch of 2022 awardees, and audits will continue to be completed throughout the year.
All of this year’s awardees will be considered inaugural recipients, and NBAA will continue to recognize companies as they achieve this accreditation.
“This is a pivotal moment for our industry’s commitment to sustainability. We are taking bold strides to drastically reduce our impact on the climate and meet our goal of net-zero flight by 2050,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.
“We know the way forward, we have a strong vision, a deep commitment and the ingenuity to make this a reality.”