NetJets Sees Environmental Progress over Past Year

 - November 11, 2021, 11:03 AM
Over the past year, NetJets' fleet of more than 700 aircraft, including the Citation Latitude, has flown more than 2.5 million miles, powered by SAF. (Photo: NetJets)

In the year since the launch of NetJets’ global sustainability program, the fractional aircraft provider said it has uplifted more than 750,000 gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) across its 700-plus aircraft fleet and flown 2.5 million nautical miles with SAF.

Earlier this year, NetJets invested in the production of SAF through an agreement with WasteFuel that includes an offtake deal for 100 million gallons of the fuel over the next decade. In July, NetJets Europe became the first customer to purchase Air bp’s International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus-certified SAF, marking the European division’s first foray into sustainable fuel use.

The Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary is also reporting a 71 percent increase in enrollment in its Blue Skies program, which encourages its aircraft owners to lessen their environmental impact by purchasing carbon credits to render their flights carbon-neutral.

“We’re energized to see our peers in the private and commercial sectors making sustainability commitments of their own,” said Brad Ferrell, the operator’s executive v-p of administrative services. “In the years to come, NetJets looks forward to being at the forefront of sustainable aviation fuel and other initiatives that will keep our industry at the cutting edge.”