One of the most significant movements in this area is the push for aircraft running on sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs). Unlike fossil fuels made from petroleum, SAFs are derived from sustainable sources such as non-fossil CO2, agricultural residues, and waste oils.
Since these fuels offer more environmentally friendly options, airlines can use them to attract customers interested in sustainability and social responsibility. Furthermore, with more private planes taking to the sky, the need for carbon offset programs is growing.
Some aviation companies launch or participate in various programs dedicated to carbon offsetting to minimise negative environmental impact. In 2019, SHY Aviation obtained the internationally acclaimed PAS 2060 certification, demonstrating its carbon neutrality commitment. Moreover, our sister company – SHY Lifestyle, achieved net-zero carbon emissions in 2020. We are committed to offsetting 100% of our flights through Gold Standard Carbon Offsets certified by the United Nations.
Aircraft manufacturers are also introducing design improvements to boost efficiency. For instance, the Gulfstream G400 has equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW812GA engines and an aerodynamic clean-wing design. It is set up to consume less fuel while travelling longer distances. The HondaJet Elite S is another example that prioritises sustainability by increasing fuel efficiency. It boasts one of the lowest CO2 emissions in the industry while maintaining a smooth and luxurious ride.