IS BUSINESS AVIATION
ASUSTAINABLE ENOUGH? ccording to research from Lund
University in Sweden published in
October, individual celebrities and
VIPs that travel on business jets
can produce up to 10,000 times more carbon
emissions than the average person.
The study prompted politicians in the UK
to call for the banning of all private jets from
airports in the country in a bid to reduce
Business Airport International asked
its readers for their views on the
environment via a web survey.
The results are below
4. ARE YOU CONSIDERING IMPLEMENTING ANY INITIATIVES TO REDUCE OR OFFSET
THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF YOUR COMPANY’S WORK IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS?
Most in the sector plan to take positive
action to reduce their impact on
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YES 63% NO 37%
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1. DO YOU OR YOUR COMPANY DO ANYTHING TO REDUCE
THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF YOUR BUSINESS ACTIVITIES?
Most readers and their
companies are taking
action on the environment.
YES 62% NO 28%
2. DO YOU CONSIDER THE USE OF BIOFUEL HARMFUL TO
THE OPERATION AND LONGEVITY OF AIRCRAFT ENGINES?
Disappointingly for its proponents, only
half of those questioned knew biofuel
blends of jet fuel are benign
10% NO 50% DON’T KNOW 40%
3. DO YOU CONSIDER ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNING A THREAT TO THE
CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE BUSINESS AND GENERAL AVIATION SECTOR?
The current anti-aviation slant of
campaigners has been noticed by most
people in business aviation
5. DO YOU THINK BUSINESS AVIATION’S PERCEIVED NEGATIVE IMPACT
ON THE ENVIRONMENT HARMS ITS ABILITY TO ATTRACT NEW RECRUITS?
Almost two thirds of readers see
environmental credentials as key for the
next generation of aviation professionals
YES 59% NO 21% DON’T
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