Jet Republic goes green with Bombardier
New private jet fractional ownership partner Jet Republic yesterday joined Bombardier Aerospace’s Offset Program for its initial fleet of 25 Learjet 60XRs that are set to be delivered over the next two years, starting in October. Jet Republic could eventually take delivery of up to 110 Learjet 60XRs if it exercises all of its options. Through the Bombardier Carbon Offset Program, Jet Republic and its customers “can be assured that the environmental impact of the carbon emissions from their aircraft usage is offset,” according to Bombardier. The number of metric tons of CO2 produced in a given flight is calculated and then offset through the purchase of “verified emission reduction credits” from ClimateCare, which “invests the fees paid to offset emissions into projects that will reduce the equivalent amount of greenhouse gases.” Meanwhile, Bombardier is working with ClimateCare and European Union authorities to ensure the program also supports a solution for operators with obligations under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, which is scheduled to take effect in January 2012.