Southern California-based charter and FBO operator Sun Air Jets is furthering its sustainability initiatives through a new partnership with Terrapass, which will allow the operator to reduce its carbon footprint and compensate for 100 percent of the carbon emissions released by its charter aircraft.
San Francisco-based carbon offsetting company Terrapass uses the carbon offsets to fund projects that promote wind energy, landfill methane flaring, methane digesting, and other clean energy initiatives. Sun Air said 100 percent of Terrapass carbon offsets are verified by independent third parties against standards from the Verified Carbon Standard, Gold Standard, American Carbon Registry, and the Climate Action Reserve.
A Sun Air spokeswoman told AIN the carbon offsets will be paid for through a combination of direct contributions by the operator and “a small portion from regular charter fees.” In addition to the Terrapass partnership, Sun Air’s other sustainability measures include offering sustainable aviation fuel and operating two hangars at Van Nuys Airport totaling 62,000 sq ft with a solar rooftop system. It also operates a full-service FBO at Camarillo Airport.