NetJets is celebrating the first anniversary of its global sustainability programme by revealing the end of year metrics for its 760-strong global aircraft fleet.
Earlier this year the company invested in the production of SAF through a deal with WasteFuel, which includes an offtake of 100 million gallons over the next decade. WasteFuel is a US biorefinery that transforms methane-producing landfill waste into SAF - ‘from dump to pump’. The first project in development is in the Philippines; the aim is to convert municipal waste into aviation-grade low carbon fuels. At full capacity, the biorefinery will convert a million tons of municipal waste into 30 million gallons of SAF annually. The fuel will be imported into Los Angeles and distributed across the NetJets operations network by 2025.
Over the course of its programme, NetJets has seen a 71 per cent increase in Blue Skies enrolment, a scheme that encourages owners worldwide to purchase the equivalent amount of carbon credits to ensure their flight activity is carbon neutral. There have been approximately $100,000 in CO2 offsets for NetJets administration and training flights.
And in July this year, NetJets Europe (NJE) became the first customer to purchase Air bp’s ISCC Plus certified sustainable aviation fuel, supplied from a bp refinery in Castellon, Spain. NJE claims to have been carbon neutral in Europe since 2012. Under the programme, over 751,000 gallons of SAF has been uplifted, fuelling a little under 3 million miles of flights.
“The last year has seen some really exciting advancements for NetJets in our sustainability efforts,” says executive vice president of administrative services Brad Ferrell. “We’re energised to see our peers in the private and commercial sectors making sustainability commitments of their own. In the years to come, NetJets looks forward to being at the forefront of sustainable aviation fuel and other initiatives that will keep our industry at the cutting edge.”