VistaJet today announces the progress it has made on its Sustainability in Aviation pledge, announced in January 2020, to reduce its carbon footprint meaningfully and fast, and to explore all routes to higher levels of sustainability. The company is also announcing a market-leading partnership with SkyNRG, pioneer and global leader for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
As a core component of its pledge, VistaJet undertook a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions audit, in conjunction with South Pole. To coincide with Climate Week NYC, VistaJet provides its first progress update on its eight pillars of sustainability, and key findings include:
- 80% of VistaJet Members have opted in to compensate for their fuel use-related emissions by investing in certified carbon credits around the world. This meaningful step has allowed VistaJet to already offset almost 100,000 tons of CO2 — equivalent to over 21,600 passenger vehicles driven for one year or over 12.7 billion smartphones charged.
- VistaJet’s innovative new plan will secure SAF availability for its customers globally — sourced and delivered by SkyNRG from World Energy’s refinery — enabling significant and direct reduction to the industry’s emissions. In its neat form the use of SAF can reduce carbon emissions by up to 85% compared to conventional jet fuel. Partnering with SkyNRG will offer VistaJet customers the most sustainable, cost-effective and scalable solution to decarbonize their flights, while helping to grow adoption across the entire industry.
- The company’s young, shared fleet benefits from the most efficient flying and secures better fuel burn than older aircraft. Its new Global 7500 fleet was manufactured with design for the environment in mind, including its new GE Passport engines that produce less noise and fuel consumption of approximately 2.5 litres per functional unit.
- Through investment in AI and machine-learning technology, a new program to automate flight optimization and global fleet management has enabled the company to minimize ferry flights and reduce fuel consumption by 8% per flight.
- Customers who are more flexible on departure city airport selection helped to reduce movement around London airports by 20% in 2019, cutting several tons of CO2.
- VistaJet has removed over 90% of single-use items across its fleet and replaced items on board with sustainable alternatives.
- VistaJet has implemented new requirements for all purchasing partners, including sustainability accreditation.
- Electricity consumption represents 24% of the total emissions for VistaJet offices specifically. To decrease these levels, the company has adopted electricity supplied from renewable sources for two of its largest offices and is assessing solutions for the others.