Sustainable Fuel – The Key to Greener Flying

18 November 2019   Aircraft Maintenance

Green technology and lifestyle choices are becoming increasingly important for travelers, especially for clients who utilize commercial and private air travel. One breakthrough on the horizon that will make this form of travel more eco-friendly and environmentally-responsible is sustainable fuel for aircraft. Here are some insights into what this could mean for the future of air travel.

 

  • How is the Aviation Industry Currently Fighting Climate Change? 

 

From 2020, landmark anti-CO2 initiatives will be implemented to offset the emissions from commercial and private air travel. The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is a global initiative led by the United Nations that provides means for the industry to counter the greenhouse emissions that result from jet fuels. This is an important initiative, with domestic and international flights emitting approximately 895 million tons of CO2 in 2018 alone – 2.4% of global CO2 emissions.

 

  • Sustainable Fuel Could be a Game-Changer 

 

Greenhouse gasses like CO2 are emitted into the atmosphere as a by-product of burning fuel. So, by finding a sustainable, green fuel source for commercial and private aircraft (one that does not release these gasses), using aircraft could become the greenest and most eco-friendly way to travel.

Fuel giants like Neste and Air BP have jumped at the chance to develop a sustainable aircraft fuel, partnering up on a joint project that aims to meet the increasing demand for Green aircraft fuel and the aviation industry’s focus on reducing their environmental footprint. Virgin is another company that is driving this research. It’s great for the environment and the industry’s image.

There are many pathways being investigated, but one of the most promising ones utilizes waste, which is another huge problem for our planet, to create fuel. This fuel type mixes kerosene with renewable hydrocarbons, a common element found in cooking oil and other everyday items. Drop-in fuel is another alternative that is petroleum-free, making it more environmentally-friendly.

This technology is arriving fast, which is great news for environmentally-conscious air travelers. In fact, Virgin Atlantic completed its first transatlantic flight using sustainable biofuel on October 4th, 2018 – a world first. It’s only a matter of time before private jet travelers can explore the world knowing that they’re putting the planet first! 

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Aircraft are a significant investment in your brand and business, and storing your aircraft safely is essential to protecting it from the elements and reducing repair and maintenance costs, which is why Monmouth Executive Airport is prioritizing hangar space in New Jersey. 

With custom-built hangars, common-use hangars, t-hangars and larger aircraft hangars with attached office space available now at rates competitive with those offered at Teterboro, Morristown Airport, and other regional jet centers, we offer convenience, expert services and low-stress airspace for private and charter companies. And, to top it all, a world-class experience for your clients.

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