Boston, Massachusetts-based brokerage Magellan Jets is continuing its mission to advance sustainable solutions for business aviation with the establishment of a roadmap that will drive the changing landscape and empower clients to begin building a legacy of responsible, green travel. The aviation solutions provider is committing to flights powered entirely by sustainable fuel sources by 2030 and is striving to offer 100 per cent carbon-zero flights by 2040.
In order to accomplish these goals, Magellan is building on its existing carbon offset capabilities, joining leading industry groups and coalitions, directing purchasing power towards sustainable aviation fuels, and acquiring and managing on behalf of clients a network of alternatively powered aircraft as they become technologically viable.
“We are an industry leader in sustainable travel, representing our clients in advancing safety, superior unit economics and green legacy solutions in business aviation,” says COO Todd Weeber. “The actions laid out in this roadmap will fulfil our mission of progressing toward globally recognised milestones on the path to responsible, carbon-zero operations and make safer, smarter, more sustainable travel a reality for all of our guests.”
Through its partnership with offset company Terrapass, Magellan offers clients the ability to carbon offset their aviation portfolio in any amount that can be measured, and that the client deems necessary, including offsetting flights not arranged by Magellan.
By combining resources with industry and government, including by joining the United Nations Global Compact and key industry groups focused on advancing environmental goals, Magellan will establish a viable framework for accountability and a seat at the table for the voice of the client in advancing sustainable aviation solutions.
The company has begun the shift towards working with preferred operators based on their use of sustainable aviation fuels, cleaner, greener alternatives to fossil jet fuels that are produced using sustainable sources and are up to 80 per cent less carbon intensive over their lifecycle. Magellan is actively selecting manufacturers in order to acquire innovative, alternatively powered aircraft as they become technologically viable. The company is vetting those manufacturers based on the safety, cost efficiency, mechanical reliability and environmental impact of the aircraft, and will establish a network of new, sustainable aircraft to replace existing fossil fuel-powered assets. On behalf of clients, Magellan will manage all-electric, hydrogen or hybrid-powered aircraft in the helicopter, turboprop, light jet, midsize jet, super midsize jet and heavy jet categories.