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Time to act

Business cannot wait. Neither can the world.

VistaJet pledges to give the climate crisis the attention it deserves. For everyone.

VistaJet’s priority is to reduce our carbon footprint meaningfully and fast, and to explore all routes to higher sustainability. Let’s start change now.

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  • Carbon offset

    VistaJet is driving further responsibility for the emissions generated by the global fuel consumption of flying around 70,000 passengers per year.

    Since introducing offsets to customers in January 2020, 80% of VistaJet Members have opted in to compensate for their fuel use-related emissions by investing in certified carbon credits around the world. This meaningful step has allowed VistaJet to offset almost 100,000 tons of CO2 (tCO2) on behalf of its customers – equivalent to over 21,600 passenger vehicles driven for one year or over 12.7 billion smartphones charged.

    VistaJet has selected emission reduction projects of exceptional quality, adhering to the highest environmental standards and holding additional certifications. In addition to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, VistaJet projects support the well-being of local communities in the countries the company flies to.

  • Investment in sustainable aviation fuel

    VistaJet is committed to using sustainable alternative jet fuels. Currently, there are only a handful of hubs where sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is available.

    As a fundamental step to further increase sustainability, VistaJet has signed a new partnership with SkyNRG, pioneer and global leader for sustainable aviation fuel, offering all VistaJet customers around the world access to SAF. This will promote substantial reductions in aviation carbon emissions, and increase stable demand and availability around the world.

    Partnering with SkyNRG will offer VistaJet customers the most sustainable, cost-effective and scalable solution to decarbonize their flights, while helping to grow adoption across the entire industry.

  • Most technologically advanced aircraft

    VistaJet’s shared fleet model means less aircraft being produced and enables higher utilization of each existing jet. VistaJet’s global infrastructure also allows for a reduction in repositioning flights.

    Additionally, the company’s young fleet benefits from the latest technology for the most efficient flying and secures better fuel burn than older aircraft. Its new Global 7500 fleet is the most technologically advanced aircraft available today. The aircraft was manufactured with design for the environment in mind, including its new GE Passport engines that produce less noise and fuel consumption of approximately 2.5 litres per functional unit, and even lower for some longer-range missions. Its high-speed transonic wing cuts down on drag, further reducing fuel burn and emissions.

  • AI and technology to minimize fuel consumption

    VistaJet Ltd launched a comprehensive program to automate flight optimization and global fleet management. Through investment in AI and machine-learning technology, the company is working on predictive route algorithms to minimize ferry flights and reduce fuel consumption.

    To date, using the FLIGHTKEYS 5D flight management system, the company has been able optimize route, level and speed to reduce fuel consumption by 8% per flight. The heightened system automation allows VistaJet dispatchers to increase efficiency in flight re-planning, while 3D optimization in congested airspace minimized the possibility of slot issues and delays.

  • Early booking program

    VistaJet has launched a discount incentive for clients who book early.

    Booking with at least a week's notice helps us improve fleet management, reducing unnecessary fuel burn.

    For VistaJet Members, the early booking program can mean a discount on their rates and is available as an option for new contracts. Customers who are more flexible on departure city airport selection have already helped to reduce movement around London airports by 20% in 2019, cutting several tons of CO2.

  • Working with sustainable partners

    VistaJet partners with carbon neutral companies wherever possible and has implemented new requirements for all purchasing partners, including sustainability accreditation for third parties across all departments in the business.

    Additionally, over 100 onboard stock vendors have been contacted to introduce more sustainable products.

  • In-flight products

    VistaJet has removed over 90% of single-use items across its fleet and replaced items on board with sustainable alternatives.

    Examples of these include packaging products using starch that fully biodegrades in one year, replacing plastic toothbrushes with those made of bamboo, sourcing low-impact detergents and cleaning products, and switching to beauty products packaged in glass. This is in addition to serving meals on porcelain and crystalware, available onboard for many years.

  • Research

    Between January and August 2020, VistaJet undertook a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions audit with South Pole, an award-winning project developer and global provider of climate action solutions.

    The extensive audit enabled VistaJet to identify the carbon footprint of its operations and offices worldwide in order to define further GHG reduction opportunities and priorities.

    Electricity consumption represents 24% of the total emissions for VistaJet offices specifically. To decrease these levels, VistaJet has adopted electricity supplied from renewable sources for two of its largest offices and is assessing solutions for the others. Further schemes such as cycle to work and flexible location working are being rolled out to decrease employee emissions.

Sustainable aviation fuel

The VistaJet brand’s main emission source is aviation fuel, representing 89% of the total GHG emissions and comprising emissions from the production, processing, delivery and combustion of aviation fuel.

While offsetting indirectly reduces carbon footprint, using a fuel with a lower carbon intensity such as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) would significantly and directly reduce the industry’s emissions – in its neat form the use of SAF can reduce carbon emissions by up to 85% compared to conventional jet fuel.

VistaJet’s innovative new plan will secure SAF availability for its customers globally – sourced and delivered by SkyNRG from World Energy's refinery – supporting fast adoption of this crucially important energy solution.

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89%

Aviation fuel impact
on VistaJet’s total
GHG emissions

Projects

  • Financing positive impact
    globally and locally

    VistaJet and its customers are compensating for the emissions generated by their fuel consumption. Together with leading sustainability solutions experts South Pole, we support emission reduction projects of exceptional quality that adhere to the highest environmental standards and hold additional environmental and social certifications.

    Beyond simply reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, VistaJet’s portfolio of projects supports the wellbeing of communities in the countries VistaJet flies to.

  • Musi Renewable Hydropower

    Sumatra, Indonesia

    Located in rural Sumatra, this run-of-river hydroelectricity project harnesses the flow of the Musi River to generate clean energy for the grid. The project supports local jobs, new income streams, and has funded infrastructure improvements as well as a reforestation program.

    568,898 tCO2
    reduced on average annually

    VCS, Social Carbon | Factsheet

  • Efficient Cookstoves in China

    Mamize Nature Reserve, China

    Located in an area renowned for its panda population and subtropical biodiversity, this project in China provides efficient cookstoves to people predominantly of the Yi ethnic minority, avoiding deforestation and smoke emissions.

    5,000 tCO2
    reduced annually on average

    Gold Standard | Factsheet

  • Wind Farms

    Taiwan

    This project supports the expansion of numerous wind farms across the country to harness the prevailing coastal winds, providing the island with clean, renewable energy. The project also boosts sustainable development initiatives, such as guided tours to raise climate change awareness.

    635,500 tCO2
    mitigated on average annually

    Gold Standard

    Changbin and Taichung | Infravest Fongwei | InfraVest Tongyuan

  • Amazonia Tropical Forest Conservation

    Feijó town, State of Acre, Brazil

    The Envira project in Brazil’s Amazon basin protects 39,300 ha of tropical forest from logging and cattle ranches. This preserves the areas rich biodiversity. Economic opportunities for local communities are fostered through sustainable farming, health services and education.

    1,259,000 tCO2
    mitigated on average annually

    VCS, CCBS | Factsheet

  • Kariba Forest Protection

    Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

    The Kariba project has protected nearly 785,000 hectares from deforestation and land degradation, preventing CO2 emissions being released. The project supports sustainable development with improved healthcare and education, conservation agriculture, beekeeping training, and ecotourism.

    3,000,000 tCO2
    mitigated on average annually

    Verified Carbon Standard, Community Climate & Biodiversity Standard | Factsheet

Your help

Book early

Book with at least a weeks notice to help us manage our fleet movement. This means less planes repositioning, and less unnecessary fuel burn. For Program Members, this also means a discount on their hourly rates.

Be flexible

Accepting to drive to an alternative airport nearby may result in saving a short flight. In 2019, our customers helped us reduce movement around London airports by 20%, saving several tCO2.

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