NBAA has released guidance for its recently-launched Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation Program. Intended to encourage the development of an environmentally-responsible culture in the business aviation industry and recognize those operations that meet environmental sustainability standards, the new documents contain the requirements in each of the four audited program accreditations: flight, operations, ground support, and infrastructure.
“The Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation program creates a mechanism for members to align with their overall corporate strategy,” said Stewart D’Leon, NBAA’s director of environmental and technical operations. “It gives them an avenue to work towards sustainability and be acknowledged for the work they are doing by having a third party, NBAA, audit and verify the information they are presenting. The program also provides a path for members who are just getting started in the sustainability effort.”
To ensure that the process runs smoothly, the initial application period for the program is set to open early next month and close on March 31. Over the coming weeks, NBAA will be scheduling webinars to provide a program overview and answer applicant questions regarding the accreditation. D'Leon told AIN that the application window will reopen early next year.