NBAA Recognizes Recipients Of New Sustainability Program

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Additional recipients have been announced by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) for its new Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation program. 

The program includes four independent accreditations—flight, ground support, operations and infrastructure—to recognize the diversity of business aviation entities and their different emissions scopes. 

Awardees include:

  • American Express Corporate Aviation: Flight, Operations
  • The Boeing Company, Executive Flight Operations: Flight
  • Coca-Cola Company: Flight
  • Cox Aviation LLC: Flight
  • Dell Technologies Corporate Aviation: Flight
  • Dow Aviation: Flight, Operations, Ground Support, Infrastructure
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation: Flight, Operations, Ground Support, Infrastructure
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company: Operations

Additional entities were accredited but wish to remain anonymous.

“Through programs such as NBAA’s Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation Program, business aviation is taking concrete, measurable steps to address climate change,” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen says. “We commend the companies who have worked hard to achieve this accreditation and strive to create a more sustainable future for business aviation.”

Entities who choose to participate in the program use an Emissions Data Form to submit three required components for a given accreditation. NBAA has an Emissions Data Form Guide to assist applicants through the submission process. After submitting documentation and payment, the organization conducts an audit. Should accreditation be rewarded, it is broken into six tiers based on a percentage of CO2 net emissions reduction.

The program was launched in 2022 and is not limited to flight departments.

Matthew Orloff

Based in Los Angeles, Matthew Orloff covers business aviation for Aviation Week Network.