European aircraft management and charter firm AirGo and charter broker Victor are partnering on a new scheme that will take effect next year aimed at promoting greater use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Under the program, users booking charter flights on AirGo’s mono fleet of Piaggio Avanti Evo twin turboprops through Victor will have to opt-out of using SAF.
According to the companies, the move is based on International Air Transportation Association research that the opt-in rate for carbon-reduction emissions schemes by commercial air travelers is as low as 1 percent. “By partnering with Victor, we are acknowledging the role we businesses must play to secure the sustainable future of both our industry and our planet, and we are seeking to prompt individuals to make more environmentally conscious choices,” said AirGo managing director Daniela Flierl.
The partnership will use AirGo’s SAF book-and-claim model developed by Compensaid and Lufthansa. It is anticipated that the initiative will make it easier for travelers to take responsibility for their carbon footprint while raising the profile and demand for SAF in business aviation, according to AirGo and Victor.
“This joint initiative will allow Victor clients to easily compare the fuel-efficient Piaggio Avanti with SAF included in the charter price, side-by-side with other more carbon-intensive options, which we hope will drive better decision-making,” said Victor co-CEO Toby Edwards.