The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is making it easier for its members to understand their environmental impact. Under a new partnership with sustainability solutions provider 4AIR, IADA-member aircraft owners will now have access to a free carbon assessment and exclusive discounts on voluntary programs and regulatory monitoring and compliance services, IADA said.
Clients can also use 4AIR’s web-based calculator to measure their carbon footprint, giving aircraft purchasers greater visibility of the carbon impact of their potential purchase, according to the organization.
“The partnership with 4AIR is a statement that the leaders in the business aviation resale industry place importance on sustainability,” David Monacell, IADA chair emeritus and partner in CFS Jets, said in a statement Monday.
Monacell said the new partnership gives IADA’s accredited dealers another tool to “be the very best counselors available for buyers and sellers of business aircraft.”
The partnership will be a useful tool during aircraft purchases, according to 4AIR president Kennedy Ricci.
“With today’s growing scrutiny of private travel and its impact on the environment, it’s increasingly important to be able to assist buyers and sellers answer questions about prospective aircraft and their environmental impacts,” Ricci said.
4AIR offers a streamlined reporting program for owners and operators to track their environmental footprint. It aims to simplify voluntary and compliance reporting and align with industry standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol).
“We provide an avenue to help those looking to make meaningful, verified, and documented steps in understanding and minimizing their environmental footprint. IADA and its members are helping lead the industry to a sustainable future,” Ricci said.