At Fireblade, what are we doing to make a difference to promote sustainability?
By being committed to a sustainable future, we actively encourage and empower pilots, operators, and travelers to make better, more valuable, time efficient choices. The global aviation industry is working hard to provide long-term solutions to reduce carbon levels and fuel emissions; it’s a major point of concern for any responsible aviation company, but there’s a way to go before biofuels, new technologies and regulations become gamechangers.
We’ve seen a 20% increase in Fireblade’s monthly flights – 98% of which are tourism-based.
“Offering the right type of aircraft to clients is key,” says Shaun Hook, Fireblade’s Charter and Flight Operations Manager who recommends your first step to ethical travel is choosing an aviation partner that uses aircraft with sustainable solutions in mind. We frequently use the PC-12 to fly tourists to lodges; it emits up to 74% less carbon than business jets and 28% less than leading multi engine turboprops. It’s also a great choice for shorter flights. “If there’s a request for five passengers to be flown to Botswana for example, we would have a conversation with the client about considering chartering the PC-12 – it’s cheaper and serves the same purpose without the environmental impact of a bigger jet.” Fireblade makes use of some of the most fuel-efficient aircraft including King Air 200 and 350. “We’ve got the capability to fly direct to anywhere in the world, so the way that we fly is important,” says Hook.