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Sino Jet leads charge in Asia Pacific green aviation
Sino Jet released its 2023 carbon emission report on the 55th World Earth Day. It marks accomplishments in conserving energy and safeguarding the environment, and pledges to advance green development.

Despite continuous growth in flight activities, Sino Jet has significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 11.06 per cent compared to the baseline year of 2021. This also reflects proactive progress in energy management and operational efficiency.

Total greenhouse gas emissions in 2023 amounted to 28,115.984 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). Among them Scope 1 emissions, primarily from direct fuel combustion, constituted a significant portion at 90.91 per cent. Scope 2 emissions, mainly from electricity and heat consumption in office buildings, represented just 1.22 per cent of overall emissions while Scope 3 emissions, encompassing commuting, business travel, item utilisation and waste management, accounted for 7.87 per cent. It's notable that reductions were achieved across all three emission scopes, underscoring a comprehensive approach to emissions reduction.

Sino Jet achieved China's inaugural carbon-neutral business jet flight in 2022, and the company aims to achieve carbon neutrality across its owned fleet, ground support operations and office operations by 2025, as well as for more than 20 per cent of managed aircraft. The ultimate goal is to achieve carbon neutrality across its entire business by 2035.

Sino Jet's endeavours have been enabled by its substantial investment in digital transformation and technology, resulting in efficient and accurate management procedures. Apart from propelling innovation and upgrades in the company's operating model, this also enhances resource utilisation efficiency and environmental impact control through data-driven decision-making. These initiatives not only enhance operational efficiency and customer satisfaction, but also establish a robust groundwork for enduring, sustainable growth.

Confronting the aviation sector's dependence on fossil fuels, the predominant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions via fuel combustion, the company has taken a range of proactive measures. Being a national-level high-tech enterprise, it has instituted a thorough corporate carbon management platform and crafted a digitised system covering the complete aircraft operation process, thereby constructing an all-encompassing digital cockpit. These advancements also bolster the preservation of aircraft asset value in addition to refining fuel efficiency and enriching the customer flight experience.

Additionally, customers can obtain visibility into greenhouse gas emissions at each stage of their flights through Sino Jet's carbon management system. In 2023, the company accomplished a 9.63 per cent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from fuel combustion over 2021.

There has been a reduction of 25.85 per cent in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the company's daily operational activities under Scope 3 compared to 2021, a direct result of the adoption of digital means for precise management of non-flight activities. This demonstrates its dedication to energy management, optimisation of procurement strategies and innovative approaches to employee travel and also underscores its holistic improvement of operational efficiency and environmental performance.

Sino Jet recognises that fostering green aviation also involves substantial growth and inventive approaches within the realm of sustainable business practices, and has consequently procured 100 eVTOL AE200s from Aerofugia while actively promoting the formulation of continuous airworthiness standards for eVTOL aircraft and providing systematic solutions for low-altitude commercial operations.

Beyond a long-term commitment to sustainable development, Sino Jet's strategic actions also provide practical examples and ideas for the green transformation of the aviation industry. Given the pressing need for global climate action, the head of Sino Jet emphasises the company's dedication to advancing technological and business model innovation.

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