SKY CO2 PROGRAMME: ECOLOGICAL FLIGHTS WITH AEROAFFAIRES
When you book a flight with AEROAFFAIRES, 100% of the CO2 emissions generated by the flight are offset, via a certified reforestation project.
AEROAFFAIRES has set itself the goal of meeting this challenge in 2019 and is racing ahead in the business aviation sector: juggling between reducing the climate footprint and constantly increasing traffic.
Authorities, airlines, aircraft manufacturers and engine manufacturers have been working for years to resolve this difficult equation, despite the fact that this sector does not have a very good reputation in environmental terms.
François-Xavier CLERC, CEO at AEROAFFAIRES, has decided to make his company the first business aviation player to offer its customers an ecological and responsible approach when chartering commercial aircraft, private jets or helicopters.
This initiative, Sky CO2, has won the support of the clients of this family-owned business aviation brokerage company. Whether they travel for private or professional purposes, whether they are solicited by CAC 40 companies or SMEs, AEROAFFAIRES’ clients are very enthusiastic about this initiative! Indeed, in addition to the ecological aspect which appeals to private individuals, companies see this initiative as a useful lever to achieve ever more demanding CSR objectives.
AEROAFFAIRES proposes, via Sky CO2, to offset the carbon emissions of flights by supporting a major project for the preservation of primary forest in Peru. This “Martin Sagrado” project, operated by the social enterprise PUR Project in the San Martin region, is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve. It is part of a regional ecosystem rehabilitation programme and plans to capture 194,000 tonnes of CO2 by preserving 7,400 hectares of forest per year. Martin Sagrado is VCS (Voluntary Carbon Standard) certified and can therefore issue carbon credits corresponding to the project’s carbon sequestration potential.
AEROAFFAIRES proves that business aviation can also reduce its impact on the environment. If the objective is ambitious, the means to achieve it are simple: PUR Projet provides AEROAFFFAIRES with a tool to calculate the carbon footprint (in tonnes of CO2 equivalent) of the flights that customers have chosen to offset. On the basis of these emissions, a number of equivalent credits are issued by PUR Projet, thus ensuring the carbon neutrality of the flight.
AEROAFFAIRES, since 1991, has become a major player in business aviation around the world, as an air broker specialising in business aviation. Today, AEROAFFAIRES strives to shine through its sustainable and clean actions.
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