Chinese luxury business jet company Sino Jet has revealed plans to achieve carbon neutrality in its own aircraft fleet, ground handling and office operations by 2025.
The announcement follows Sino Jet’s completion of the first “carbon neutral” business jet flight on April 22 this year.
The total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the chain of business aircraft services provided by Sino Jet amounted to 31,612.14 tonnes, of which scope 1 emissions (including fuel consumption aircraft, gas combustion, coolant, fire extinguisher) accounted for 28,282.48 tons and scope 2 emissions (including purchased electricity and heat) accounted for 345.15 tons and indirect emissions Scope 3 (including commuting, travel, consumables and waste disposal) accounted for 2,984.49 tons.
To accelerate the achievement of carbon neutrality, Sino Jet’s main objective is to achieve neutrality in the operation of its own aircraft.
“Sino Jet has already begun the development of a carbon management system suitable for business aircraft operations, fully integrable with its information management system, to create a quantifiable and traceable green aircraft operation and to achieve neutrality in its own fleet operations, ground services and office operations by 2025,” the company told Asia Markets in a statement.
Looking at Sino Jet’s carbon emissions data in 2021, fuel consumption was identified as the main source of emissions, and aviation fuel accounted for 88.53%. Naturally, acquiring efficient business jets, improving fuel utilization efficiency and building a green aviation system are key steps for Sino Jet to achieve carbon neutrality.
Currently, very few airports in the world provide Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and most of these airports are located in Europe and North America. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) establishes a roadmap for green development in January 2022 to pursue green and low-carbon development.
China plans to significantly increase the use of SAF in 2030. In light of this roadmap, Sino Jet has entered into an agreement with China National Aviation Fuel Group Limited (CNAF) to be the pilot customer of SAF in all national airports. Sino Jet is also committed to opting for SAF whenever possible.
“Sino Jet understands that working to achieve carbon neutrality is a corporate social responsibility. Sino Jet’s goal does not stop at carbon neutrality itself, but also encourages other stakeholders including aircraft manufacturers, fuel suppliers, airports, ground transportation companies to jointly explore more innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions and conserve energy, grow sustainably, help traditional industries scale, and most importantly, fight global warming,” the company said.
Sino Jet was founded in 2011 and specializes in the management and operation of large business jets.
Its businesses range from aircraft trading, aircraft maintenance, global charter services, ground handling, fixed base operator (FBO), luxury travel services and more. .