Charter company Victor pledges to reduce carbon emissions

posted on 5th July 2019 by William Hayes

Private jet charter company Victor has announced a new commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, through a series of initiatives it is starting immediately.

The London-based company has said it wants to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its chartered flights, find and operate routes which burn the least amount of fuel, and promote and increase the use of sustainable alternative fuels (SAF) in business aviation.

“We must act now and encourage others to follow our lead rather than passively waiting for governments and legislation,” said Victor CEO and founder Clive Jackson.

“The problem is only going to get worse, so the sooner we all start to prioritize the reduction and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, the better chance we have at preventing a 1.5-degree increase in the Earth’s average temperature.”

The company “guarantees” to double offset the carbon emissions of each flight, which would save about 46,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

It also plans to work with flight planner RocketRoute to identify optimal routes that burn less fuel, and will also collaborate with SAF producer Neste and the European Business Aviation Association to promote awareness of SAF and help drive its adoption in the business aviation industry.