Atlantic Aviation Announces New Carbon Offset Program at Aspen FBO
CONTRIBUTOR: Atlantic Aviation
Carbon Offset is Latest Sustainable Initiative at the Aspen FBO
Atlantic Aviation, operator of the Aspen fixed base operation (FBO), today announced the launch of a new Carbon Offset Initiative in which every gallon of jet fuel for commercial and private aviation at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) will be offset to be carbon neutral through verified carbon credits purchased by Atlantic Aviation. The offset program was effective December 1, 2021 and will be embedded in all future aviation fuel sales, both jet and avgas, at ASE.
The new carbon offset program is the latest in a series of sustainable initiatives being implemented by Atlantic Aviation at the Aspen FBO with support from administrators and community leaders in Pitkin County. These initiatives aim to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint generated by aircraft operations at the Aspen FBO whenever possible, and position ASE as a national leader in sustainable aviation practices.
"We are very pleased by the implementation of these sustainability initiatives as they are consistent with the Aspen/Pitkin County Common Ground Recommendations to address climate change," said Daniel P. Bartholomew, Airport Director of ASE.
“The new Carbon Offset Initiative introduced by Atlantic Aviation reflects ASE’s commitment to being a national leader in sustainable aviation practices,” said Jonathan Jones, General Manager for Atlantic Aviation. “While the availability of elective purchases of carbon offsets have recently increased within the aviation community, we are pleased to take ASE’s commitment a step further by having carbon offsets embedded in the sale of all aviation fuel at the airport.”
“As a leading national network of FBOs, we take our responsibility to drive innovation and increased sustainability in the aviation industry very seriously,” said Tim Bannon, COO of Atlantic Aviation. “The Carbon Offset Initiative at ASE is a first of its kind program for Atlantic Aviation and a great example of what’s possible when we partner with communities that share our commitment to responsible environmental leadership.”
Atlantic Aviation has a strong track record for implementing sustainability initiatives and looks to continue to build on these initiatives in the future in order to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for the Aspen FBO. Other pioneering programs at Atlantic Aviation include efforts related to Sustainable Aviation Fuel, use of LED technology, and electric conversion of Ground Support Equipment.