The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) joined Airlines and airports to reinforce their climate change plans with a commitment to “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050.
The surge in private travel contributes to the pressure on the business aviation industry to reduce emissions as it makes up about 3% of global CO2 emissions.
While business aviation emits a fraction of pollution compared with commercial, private travel has come under widening scrutiny because it generates more emissions per passenger than scheduled airline traffic.
Based on 83% of survey respondents in 2021 by Honeywell International’s business aviation forecast, private airlines do not seem to use any methods for “environmentally friendly” flight operations.
Corporate aircraft executives agree the quickest way to cut emissions is through the use of sustainable aviation fuel which is not widely available due to its higher costs.