Global business aviation company VistaJet has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2025.
The company is also calling for change — working with, and pushing the industry to go further than the current goal of a 50 per cent reduction of emissions by 2050 set by civil aviation industry bodies, IATA and the global business aviation community.
In 2020, more than 80 per cent of VistaJet Members offset CO2 emissions relative to their flights’ fuel consumption in partnership with South Pole, an award-winning project developer and global provider of climate action solutions.
By offering its clients a means to compensate for the impact of their footprint, VistaJet says it is supporting an industry-wide push for a greener recovery and channeling important finance to projects that help reduce emissions and improve livelihoods, today.
VistaJet has also partnered with SkyNRG, a pioneer and a global leader in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), to be the first to provide global access to SAF for business aviation.
Other initiatives include introducing the Global 7500, the first business jet with an Environmental Product Declaration; optimising routes to reduce fuel burn; and investing in AI technology for optimised fleet management.
While offsets and SAF are the current and available options to reduce its carbon footprint, VistaJet, says that together with its partners, the industry and clients, it will continue to “actively seek and invest in new developments to help push the current boundaries”.
Between now and 2025, VistaJet will look to new technology and innovations to further reduce its GHG footprint in line with the latest available science, to become the first carbon neutral business aviation operating company by 2025.