Helicopter and engine asset management solutions company Optima Aero is launching a new initiative to calculate carbon footprint avoidance through the reuse of serviceable helicopter parts. The first Green certificates were presented to Airbus Helicopters and Babcock France at the recent European Rotors trade show in Germany.
“Our team developed a thorough methodology to quantify the carbon footprint avoidance for helicopter operators who elected to take a sustainable approach by electing to buy serviceable helicopters or engine parts and embody them into their assets rather than purchasing new ones,” says president Toby Gauld. “We are proud to lead the way by helping our customers define a value on this responsible sourcing approach, which supports their environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability strategy.”
Gauld presented a Green certificate to Airbus Helicopters head of PSO legacy Nicolas Simon in recognition of its responsible part sourcing strategy. The company avoided releasing 9.1 tonnes of CO2 through the reuse of EC120 tail gear boxes and epicyclical modules.
He also presented a Green certificate to Babcock France airworthiness director Yannick Budin, a testimony to its sustainable part sourcing strategy that helped avoid releasing 81 tonnes of CO2 through the reuse of three PW206B2 engines.