Sustainability

Admiral Jet is committed to cleaner, more sustainable travel, minimising the environmental impact of each flight.

Admiral Jet is very proactive in its efforts to minimise the environmental impact of each flight.  We are very aware of our responsibility towards our planet and are taking action to work towards cleaner, more sustainable travel.

What Environmental Actions Are We Taking?

The aviation industry as whole has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050, using the combined greener fuel, carbon offsets and developing in hydrogen and electric powered aircraft.  And while new technologies are being developed, we are investing in offsets from Carbon Footprint, a certified and forward-thinking carbon offset provider.  Every time we perform a flight the emissions are offset either by our client, or by Admiral Jet.

How Does Carbon Offsetting Work?

Our Partner, Carbon Footprint runs many projects around the world financed by organisations like us who want to offset their emissions. These projects include renewable energy generation, reducing deforestation and planting more trees. All the projects we support meet the international carbon offsetting standards and are rigorously inspected and audited to assure that they are generating the projected carbon reductions.  Carbon “credits” are then issued against these projects for companies to purchase once these carbon savings have been verified, thus funding more environmental programmes.  Carbon Footprint use their extensive experience to deliver programmes which are designed to make an impact, to be sustainable, improve the environment and look after our climate.

Which Programmes Are Admiral Jet Supporting?

Our Carbon Offset funding has been focussed on the planting of trees in the UK.  The project mainly promotes planting trees in school locations, which has multiple benefits.  Trees help to create a healthy environment for school children and at the same time educates those involved to understand the benefits of trees and support our precious wildlife habitats – all whilst sequestering carbon emissions.

In addition, for every tree planted another tCO2e is offset through a Verified Carbon Standard project. The two projects we have supported are:

– a renewable energy windfarm in India whose aim is to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels in the area of Maharashtra state of India.

– Pacajai REDD+ Project, preventing the unplanned deforestation in native forests in the Amazon.  This is being achieved by managing the land in the form of a private conservation reserve, through rigorous monitoring and enforcement. The project delivers exceptional social and environmental benefits.

How Do We Calculate Our Emissions?

Each aircraft has a specific fuel burn rate which together with passenger number and distance travelled enables us to calculate the specific CO2 emissions for any flight and any route.

Freedom Flight Prize – Track the Progress Of Zero Carbon Aircraft Development

Carbon Footprint Ltd has launched a Global Prize for the first truly Carbon Free Flight across the Atlantic – to be completed in a plane with 100 plus passenger capacity. The prize fund (expected to run into the multimillions by the time it is won), is actively promoting sustainable developments within the aerospace and airline industry.

The competition is open to manufacturers, research/academic groups and inventors to design and fly a 100+ seater passenger aircraft powered by 100% renewable energy. The plane must complete a return trip from London to New York; each leg of the trip in under 10 hours and must finish the return leg within 24 hours of starting out on the round trip. The first to complete this historic flight will win the Freedom Flight Prize, which is expected to be in the £millions by the time the prize is won.

Track the progress of the challenge here https://www.freedomflightprize.org/

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