Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is expanding its year-old carbon offset service to include operators of the company’s helicopter engines enrolled in its Eagle Service Plan (ESP) and Fleet Management Program (FMP) hourly maintenance programs. The carbon offset service automatically aligns operators’ flight hours with offset purchases, in collaboration with carbon offset provider South Pole. The service was introduced in December 2020 for business aviation operators enrolled in ESP.
“Across all of the diverse missions served by our helicopter customers—from search and rescue to corporate passenger transport—we are seeing growing demand for products and services that promote sustainability in airborne operations,” said Scott McElvaine, P&WC's v-p of customer programs. “Our carbon offset service provides a fully transparent and cost-effective solution to address this demand so that operators easily compensate for their carbon emissions footprint.
“With the growing interest in SAFs as one route to reducing aviation’s consumption of fossil-based fuels, operators may also use carbon offsets to reduce our impact on the environment,” added McElvaine. “While SAFs offer significant CO2 emissions reduction, carbon offsets can compensate for the remaining emissions to help achieve carbon-neutrality.”