For over 30 years, Fast Air Jet Centre has provided aircraft fuelling and handling services at the Winnipeg Richardson International airport in Manitoba, Canada. Fast Air, a member of the Air Elite by World Fuel Network, began its commitment to sustainability by buying offsets to compensate for its operation's carbon emissions in 2019 as part of the network's carbon neutral initiative.
In 2021, the operation continues its sustainability journey by committing to being run on a net-zero basis for its carbon footprint. To achieve this goal, a baseline was established and, utilising approved and audited carbon offsets combined with carbon reduction strategies, the facility will run in an environmentally friendly way. This step is part of an ongoing process that Fast Air has established to reduce its carbon footprint, including using renewables and purchasing carbon offsets. Announcing this carbon neutral initiative is a logical part of Fast Air's commitment to community and environmental stewardship.
Manager of business development Dan Rutherford states: “This commitment is going to extend to other parts of the Fast Air operations and will include its aircraft in the coming year. Aircraft clients at the Jet Centre will be given the opportunity to apply carbon offsets for their travel, which will extend the impact of this commitment even further.”
Fast Air's carbon neutral initiative announcement is further enhanced by its participation in the Air Elite Network's recent carbon purchase initiative. It is among the 43 member locations that have become carbon neutral for 2019 and have committed the same for 2020 and beyond. Working with Air Elite's network locations, World Fuel Services' affiliate, World Kinect Energy Services, analysed the member's energy use and retired carbon offsets to compensate for their 2019 Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions.