Sun Air Jets is proud to announce a new partnership with 4AIR, the first and only rating system focused on comprehensive sustainability in private aviation, for verification of its program to offset carbon emissions. This commitment to 4Air, along with other company sustainability initiatives, reinforces Sun Air Jets’ dedication to reducing its overall environmental impact and will further enhance its sustainability program.
Working with an industry leading carbon offsetting company allows Sun Air Jets to greatly reduce its carbon footprint. The 4AIR program provides a simplified, verifiable path to its environmental impact.
- 4AIR will rate the greenhouse gas emissions for Sun Air Jets’ charter flights. In addition, 4AIR will review offsets, standards, verification, validation, and purchase and retirement of carbon credits and any other offsetting measures and ensure that they meet the criteria set forth by industry-leading standards and 4AIR’s rating guidelines.
- Sun Air Jets’ flights participating in the validated emissions offset program can be certified 4AIR Bronze, indicating that their operation is carbon-neutral by virtue of offsetting all of their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions with verified carbon offset credits. These credits will fund specific, verified, real-world projects intended to offset carbon emissions.
“We are excited to partner with 4AIR as we continue Sun Air’s journey along the path to carbon neutrality. 4AIR’s expertise and credentials will allow us to verify our contributions to a cleaner planet” says Sun Air Jets President and CEO, Brian Counsil.
“4AIR not only offers turnkey sustainability solutions but, as the only rating system for private aviation emissions reduction, will evaluate and verify Sun Air Jets’ sustainability program,” said Kennedy Ricci, 4AIR’s president. “We can give Sun Air Jets, its stakeholders and its customers the assurance that the program is meeting its goals and reducing emissions at levels equal to those generated by the flights.”
Sun Air Jets’ Commitment to Sustainability: The partnership with 4AIR extends Sun Air Jets’ commitment to sustainability. Under a previous program, Sun Air Jets purchased credits in 2021 that offset emissions equal to 4,452 metric tons of carbon.
Sun Air Jets’ Camarillo Airport and Van Nuys Airport facilities are both Certified Tier 1 Green Aviation Businesses via the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). This commitment is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase the use of environmentally friendly energy sources, reduce waste, and encourage sustainability. Its facilities feature sustainable design with state-of-the-art green technology such as solar roof arrays, EV charging stations, refillable water stations to eliminate single-use drinkware, motion-sensing LED lighting, and more.
In addition, Sun Air Jets appreciates that pollution extends beyond carbon emissions. Noise pollution affects the communities in which it operates, which is why it subscribes to the Van Nuys Airport Quieter Nights Program. This program is briefed to all of its flight operations staff to ensure that the correct procedures are followed so that Sun Air Jets’ operations may exist in harmony with its neighbors. The proof of this commitment is Sun Air Jets’ repeated success in being awarded the Friendly Flyer Award.
About Sun Air Jets: Sun Air Jets operates one of the safest rated private jet fleets in the nation with a flawless safety record spanning over 20 years. Serving the greater Los Angeles area, Sun Air Jets, a SIGNATURE SELECT™ member FBO, provides aircraft management, maintenance, private luxury hangars, and private charter jet services on a diverse fleet including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Citation, Hawker and Falcon aircraft.
Along with maintaining the highest safety standards in the industry, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and personable customer service. With bases located in Van Nuys and Camarillo, California, including a full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters, Sun Air Jets is a fully certified Part 145 repair station and 135 charter operator. To learn more about Sun Air Jets, visit SunAirJets.com.
About 4AIR: 4AIR is an industry pioneer offering sustainability solutions beyond just simple carbon neutrality. Its industry-first framework seeks to address climate impacts of all types and provides a simplified and verifiable path for private aviation industry participants to achieve meaningful aircraft emissions counteraction and reduction.
The 4AIR framework offers four levels, each with specific, science-based goals, independently verified results and progressively greater impacts on sustainability that make it easy for private aviation users to pursue sustainability through access to carbon markets, use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, support for new technologies and other strategies.
All carbon credits through 4AIR are quantified and verified through the most respected and international leading bodies that issue and register credits, including the American Carbon Registry, Climate Action Reserve, Verified Carbon Standard (VERRA) and The Gold Standard. Additionally, end-of-year commitment audits are independently verified by third parties. 4AIR also serves the demand signal working groups with the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition.
For more information, visit us at www.4air.aero.