Supplier Spotlight

Latest video

Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



Bent Wing Flight Services to open new terminal at Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport

A look at the design for the new terminal at Florida's Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, which will open in June 2018 and takes its inspiration from the F4U Corsair airplane, which is known for its inverted gull wings and has the moniker ‘the Bent Wing Bird’.

26th March 2018



Using your knowledge of famous business airports around the globe, can you guess what oceanside hub is featured in the image below? Weekly Image Poll

News

Victor and Air BP launch carbon offset program for private jet charters

Private jet charter marketplace Victor has collaborated with Air BP and BP Target Neutral to launch a carbon offset program for operators and customers, following a trial phase that started late last year.

Over half of Victor and Air BP’s 20 biggest operator customers have already signed up to the initiative, which is successfully transitioning to a fully-fledged industry program and will be expanding further throughout 2018. The program aims to help Victor and participating aircraft operators meet industry deadlines for the reduction of environmental impact.

The volume of charter booked through Victor’s platform by operators signed up to the carbon offset programme has grown an additional 46% year-on-year over standard operator bookings. Over three quarters of Victor’s customers (78%) participating in the scheme have received quotes for flights where carbon emissions for the fuel used will be offset. Among the early adopters of the initiative is Austria’s GlobeAir, the world’s largest Cessna Citation Mustang operator.

Mike Ryan, co-founder and head of supply at Victor, said, “Victor continues to set an agenda for positive change across the private aviation industry. This program offers an instant opportunity for operators to advance their carbon reduction plans ahead of several crucial industry deadlines, whilst further validating the role of private aviation to the customer as a driver for global economic, social and cultural development. This is an important stepping stone in the journey towards a truly low carbon future.”

According to CORSIA ¬– the International Civil Aviation Organization’s global scheme for carbon offsetting and reduction – aircraft operators will need to purchase offsets for their growth in CO2 emissions above 2020 levels. The scheme launches with a voluntary period, 2021-2026, after which it becomes mandatory.

Various industry bodies within business and general aviation have acknowledged specific ICAO targets to try and achieve carbon neutral growth by 2020, make 2% improvements in fuel efficiency on average per year between now and 2020, and ensure a 50% cut in total emissions by 2050 compared to 2015 figures. Victor’s ambition is to use carbon neutral fuel for 100% of flights by 2020.

Irene Lores, general aviation sales and marketing director at Air BP, said, “At BP, we are striving to help the world address the dual challenge of meeting its need for more energy, while at the same time reducing carbon emissions. By collaborating with Victor in this new offset program we are also supporting our operator customer base in the transition to a lower carbon future.”

April 9, 2018

Written by Kirstie Pickering


RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:



Read Latest Issue

Exclusive Articles

Luxaviation UK’s chief executive and co-founder Patrick Margetson-Rushmore discusses how a post-war hut operation became the UK-based business aviation charter operator.
Click here to read more


Brian Foley, president of Brian Foley Associates, considers the market for supersonic business jets and how they could return to our skies sooner than many may think.
Click here to read more


Ken Mead, general counsel of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), examines the current issue of egregious fees at FBOs in the USA and what can be done to challenge them
Click here to read more



Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the business airport community? Good or bad, we'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to ben.sampson@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email jag.kambo@ukimediaevents.com

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier Spotlight Want to see your company included? Contact jag.kambo@ukimediaevents.com for more details.