Aviation sustainability company 4Air has launched a regulatory monitoring and compliance program to help operators monitor potential national or transnational aircraft emissions reporting requirements and then automatically fulfill them.
“As governments fight climate change, they are establishing and expanding emissions trading schemes and other regulatory programs that require operators to report and address their aircraft emissions,” 4Air said. “A reporting obligation could be triggered by something as simple as flying to, from, or within a participating country. The 4Air Regulatory Compliance Program automatically monitors operators’ flight activity to check and forecast any potential compliance obligations and then helps them meet reporting requirements.”
Beyond aviation regulatory programs, the program can also aid corporate flight departments to help their parent company meet decarbonization goals. Under the program, 4Air automatically aggregates necessary data and shares reporting guidelines for environment, social, and governance departments, including emission reductions from the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The company also aggregates and verifies required documentation for claiming reductions from SAF against aviation regulatory obligations and voluntary reporting schemes.
“4Air’s purpose is to make sustainability more accessible and turnkey, and so far that has been focused on aligned-voluntary programs that meet or exceed industry goals,” said 4Air president Kennedy Ricci. “We wanted to add a turnkey tool for compliance with regulatory requirements.”