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New private jet carbon offset calculator shows private flyers their carbon footprint

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New private jet carbon offset calculator shows private flyers their carbon footprint - Business aviation publisher
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Country: United States Aircraft: Airplanes

In recognition of Earth Day 2023, on April 22, Paramount Business Jets has updated its open-source Private Jet Carbon Offset Calculator. The calculator allows users to quickly determine carbon emissions for their flights by simply inputting the departure and destination points and the type of aircraft; the calculator instantly tabulates the flight time and emissions in pounds and metric tonnes of CO2. The page also provides links to several organizations offering accredited offset programs for travelers interested in purchasing offsets to reduce their carbon footprints.

Paramount Business Jets founder and CEO, Richard Zaher, commented: “We feel that this can help the environment, and that’s why we put time and effort into updating it. We’re proud to be involved with the project.This tool helps those who are creating carbon emissions be more aware of them, and helps in lessening them by giving the client the ability to make a more informed decision."

With the updated version, users can now select the specific category as well as the aircraft model, rather than simply the aircraft model as in the first iteration, for more precise emission calculations. Additionally, the calculator now presents greener aircraft options appropriate for the mission. To further the cause of sustainability and carbon-neutral travel, Paramount Business Jets has always offered the emissions calculator’s source code to any service provider who wants to create one for their own site.

Zaher noted that when the calculation tool launched in 2019, information on business aircraft carbon emissions “was extremely difficult to track down,” and for travelers wishing to go carbon neutral, “It was generally at least a two-day process to determine the carbon footprint of your flight.”

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