A new tool has launched for the private jet charter industry which allows companies to calculate their carbon offset needs in a quicker and easier way than traditional methods.
Paramount Business Jets (PBJ)’s new resource is designed to allow private jet passengers to mitigate pollution generated by their flight for comparatively minimal financial or time cost.
The company claims that its ‘Easy Private Jet Carbon Offset System’ can calculate the carbon needing to be offset in just two minutes. The tool is being opened up to the whole industry, including PBJ’s competitors.
It works by calculating the carbon needing to be offset and suggesting leading carbon offset organisations who can directly accept offset donations.
While such programmes have been available for some time for commercial airline flights, Paramount Business Jets believes it is the first company to offer a digital end-to-end system for everyone in the private aviation industry.
The Easy Private Jet Carbon Offset System works with a minimum of click-throughs. The client enters their flight time and the type of aircraft performing their flight, which they select from a list.
The tool then computes the flight's total emissions and offers a list of eight international carbon offset providers from which the client may choose to pay for carbon credits of their flight.
It offers users choices including Terrapass; Green Mountain Energy; Stand for Trees; Carbon Fund; Bio Carbon Partners; Carbon Footprint; Carbon Offsets to Alleviate Poverty; and Climate Care.
Paramount Business Jets founder and CEO Richard Zaher said: “I encouraged the development of the Easy Private Jet Carbon Offset System after years of frustration when trying to determine the carbon footprint of charter flights and how to quickly and easily offset it'. Until now, this information was extremely difficult for private jet charter firms to track down.
“Even when that data could be found, it was generally at least a two-day process to secure an offset. It became very clear that our clients desire to lessen their environmental impact could only be met if we developed a system that recognised that time is typically the limiting factor for many private jet users.
“Our system allows private jet charter clients to calculate the carbon to be offset while connecting private aviation clients with effective carbon offsetting partners in less than two minutes.”
Zaher added: “Our industry has always strived to be environmentally responsible, and these efforts have taken on even greater importance as we've seen a growing list of international movements targeting private aviation.
“This tool helps to fight back against climate change and global warming, by empowering private jet clients to calculate their carbon offset and direct them to partners, removing the weight of research and time associated with this process in the past.
“Now for the first time, every private aircraft charter company in the world may offer an end to end solution to their customers to offset the pollution caused by their flight, at no cost to those companies.”