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Our Commitment To The Environment

Environmentally Responsible Operations And Balancing Our Carbon Footprint

AIRSPRINT IS TRAILBLAZING AS A PRIVATE OPERATOR WITH ITS PLANNING FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE OPERATIONS.

We’re dedicated to getting you where you want to go. We're dedicated to getting you there quickly and smoothly. But most of all, we're dedicated to getting you there safely. Moreover, this steadfast dedication reaches even further to our understanding and acknowledgment of aviation’s environmental responsibilities. We have chosen to be in the foreground of these discussions and initiatives.

At AirSprint, we have an active Emissions & Fuel Reduction Workgroup; who strategize, educate and provide recommendations as we continue to lead the way in promoting environmentally responsible operations. We have instituted policies and procedures that impact our operations by either improving efficiency or reducing fuel burn. The measures we have taken fall in the following categories; aircraft modifications/maintenance, aircraft operation, and ground equipment operations.

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Our Record Of Achievement

Private aviation has established an excellent record of consistently improving fuel efficiency, delivering 40% improvement over the past 40 years. Private aviation’s global CO2 emissions are approximately 2% of all aviation and .04% of global man-made carbon emissions. At AirSprint, our aircraft are operated for specific missions and fly efficient, direct routes between airports. Our modern navigation equipment, combined with engine design and operational best practices, provide for ever-improving fuel efficiency and reduced GHG emissions.

Who are we working with?

CORSIA Program

AirSprint has voluntarily joined the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) program as a reporting operator and have accurately tracked our emissions since 2017. Most Canadian operators similar to us, only submit a report to Transport Canada demonstrating that they are exempt. Although AirSprint too is exempt from participating in CORSIA, we are reporting and actively following the initiatives being introduced by the global leadership as we adopt a carbon offsetting scheme for aviation.

Under CORSIA, the global aviation industry has taken leadership on climate change, with a robust plan to reduce CO2 emissions based on a comprehensive set of goals. After 2020*, all technological, infrastructure and operational efficiency measures of the industry will complement CORSIA. AirSprint is well-prepared for the timelines in CORSIA, and we are fully reporting and working on a carbon offset scheme whereby carbon credit purchase is used to carbon neutralize our flight activity.

*ICAO agreed on a CO2 emissions standard in February 2016, which will apply to all new aircraft designs from 2020 and newly-built existing models from 2023.

Closer to Home - Our Daily Operations

At AirSprint, we make several environmental considerations as we go about our daily operations.

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    Efficient New Fleet

    We choose to maintain a new fleet - older aircraft use more fuel, amongst other materials. Newer aircraft for example, have wingtip devices which increase aerodynamic efficiency and reduce fuel usage.

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    Reduced Engine Operations

    We conduct reduced ground engine operations whenever possible, including reduced auxiliary power unit (APU) use before and after each flight, which reduces fuel burn and noise pollution.

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    Consider Long-term Impacts

    We are mindful of single-use plastics on our flights and choose to recycle/reuse where possible.

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    Dining In The Sky

    We provide our passengers with glassware, dishes, stainless-steel utensils and cloth napkins for their in-flight service.

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    From Farm To Flight

    We request organic produce and fair-trade certified ingredients when working with our catering partners.

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    Offsetting Contributions

    We offer the option to calculate and purchase offsets to help mitigate the CO2 emissions associated with air travel – offsetting can be achieved by contributing to a reforestation fund or renewable energy program.

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