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Sino Jet releases plan for carbon neutrality
The acquisition of efficient aircraft and enhanced fuel efficiency are key aspects of Sino Jet's green aviation aims. It will pilot SAF take up at China's airports and will encourage others to reduce their own emissions.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions has been a key subject in global sustainable development, and China's commitment to the international community is to reach carbon peak by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. Sino Jet has strategised its own green aviation development.

The company was the first in China to operate a carbon neutral business jet flight on 22 April this year. Then, in accordance with ISO 14064-1 and with reference to the 'Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard' set out by the World Resources Institute, it conducted a comprehensive investigation and quantification of its carbon emissions based on its operations in 2021. The broad scope of the investigation covered aircraft trading, aircraft management, charter flights, ground handling services and FBO management. The total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its chain of business jet services was found to be 31,612.14 tons, of which Scope 1 emissions (including aviation fuel burn, gas burn, coolant, extinguisher) accounted for 28,282.48 tons and Scope 2 emissions (including purchased electricity and heating) accounted for 345.15 tons, while Scope 3 indirect emissions (including commuting, travel, consumables and waste disposal) accounted for 2,984.49 tons.

On the basis of these findings, Sino Jet plans to focus on energy conservation and emissions reduction, then supplement with carbon offsets. It will look to digitalise operations, and employ sustainable energy applications, green office buildings, green transportation, green supply chain and carbon offsets.

The company has already begun to develop a carbon management system for business jet operations that is fully integrable with its information management system. This will allow it to create quantifiable, traceable green aircraft operations and achieve neutrality across its fleet operations, ground services and office operations in 2025. In terms of carbon emission per capita within the company, Sino Jet is targeting reductions of 20 per cent in 2035 and 40 per cent in 2050.

Sino Jet also aims to achieve carbon neutrality for more than 20 per cent of its managed fleet by 2025, and to be carbon neutral across its entire business, including aircraft management, by 2035. It will encourage its business partners and clients to join its carbon reduction journey.

The company's carbon emissions data in 2021 identified fuel burn as the major source of emissions, of which aviation fuel accounted for 88.53 per cent. So the acquisition of efficient business jets, enhancing fuel utilisation efficiency and constructing a green aviation system are key steps.

Currently, very few airports in the world supply SAF and most of these airports are located in Europe and North America. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) set out a roadmap for green development in January 2022 to seek green and low-carbon development. China plans to significantly increase the use of SAF in 2030. In light of this, Sino Jet has reached an agreement with China National Aviation Fuel Group (CNAF) to be the pilot client for SAF at all domestic airports and also pledges to opt for SAF wherever possible.

Sino Jet understands that working to achieve carbon neutrality is a corporate social responsibility. The company does not stop at achieving carbon neutrality itself, but will also encourage other stakeholders, including aircraft manufacturers, fuel suppliers, airports and ground transportation companies to jointly explore more innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions and conserve energy; to develop sustainably; to help traditional industries evolve; and, most importantly, to combat global warming.

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