China’s Sino Jet to be carbon neutral by 2025

Chinese luxury business jet company, Sino Jet has revealed plans to achieve carbon neutrality in its self-own aircraft fleet, ground support businesses and office operations in 2025.

The announcement follows Sino Jet achieving the first “carbon neutral” business jet flight on April 22 this year.

The total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the chain of business jet services provided by Sino Jet was found to be 31,612.14 tons, of which Scope 1 emissions (including aviation fuel burn, gas burn, coolant, extinguisher) accounted for 28,282.48 tons and Scope 2 emissions (including purchased electricity and heating) accounted for 345.15 tons and Scope 3 indirect emissions (including commuting, travel, consumables, and waste disposal) accounted for 2,984.49 tons. 

To expediate the accomplishment of carbon neutrality, Sino Jet’s primary goal is to achieve neutrality in operating its self-own aircraft.

“Sino Jet has already begun with the development of a carbon management system that is suitable for business jet operations, fully integrable with its information management system, to create a quantifiable, traceable green aircraft operation and to achieve neutrality its self-own fleet operations, ground services, and office operations in 2025,” the company told Asia Markets in a statement.

Looking at Sino Jet’s carbon emissions data in 2021, fuel burn was identified as the major source of emissions, and aviation fuel accounted for 88.53%. Naturally, acquiring efficient business jets, enhancing fuel utilization efficiency and construct green aviation system are key steps for Sino Jet to achieve carbon neutrality. 

Currently, very few airports in the world supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and most of these airports are located in Europe and North America. Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) sets out a roadmap for green development in January 2022 to seek green and low-carbon development.

China plans to significantly increase the use of SAF in 2030. In light of this roadmap, Sino Jet has reached an agreement with China National Aviation Fuel Group Limited (CNAF) to be the pilot client for SAF at all domestic airport. Sino Jet also pledges to opt for SAF wherever possible. 

“Sino Jet understands that working to achieve carbon neutrality is corporate social responsibility. Sino Jet’s goal does not stop at achieving carbon neutrality itself, but to also encourage other stakeholders, including aircraft manufacturers, fuel suppliers, airports, ground transportation companies to jointly explore more innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions and conserve energy, to develop sustainably, to help traditional industries evolve and most importantly to combat global warming,” said the company.

Sino Jet was founded in 2011 and specializes in the management and operation of large business jets.

Its business ranges from aircraft trading, aircraft maintenance, global charter services, ground handling, fixed based operator (FBO), to luxurious travel services and more.