Blink recognises that climate change is an important issue and impacts all of us. Collectively we must take responsibility as individuals and corporations to ensure that the planet's future is left in good shape for the next generation.
Despite the fact that aviation as an entire industry contributes only 1.6% of the global greenhouse gas emissions and Blink's emissions are only a tiny faction of that small amount, Blink acknowledges the impact and as a consequence is seeking the appropriate means to minimise the effect.
What we do!
- Blink has fuel efficient aircraft – The Pratt and Whitney 600 series engines which power the Cessna Mustang incorporate the latest advanced technologies in the drive to exceed our customers’ expectations in performance, reliability, durability, fuel consumption and environmental friendliness. Blink’s Cessna Mustang burns the same amount of fuel to fly return trip from Farnborough to Nice as a Boeing 747 burns taxing from the terminal to the runway at London Heathrow.
- Blink operates a young fleet – Blink’s current fleet is on average 1.2 years old. Newer aircraft are more efficient than older ones. Blink is committed to operating new aircraft as part of our business model, with the maximum life of an aircraft projected at 5-7 years before being replaced.
- Blink flies within a Destination Network – Blink’s unique destination network provides a solution to the inherent problem within the business aviation industry of the empty repositioning of aircraft. While the industry operates around 50% of all business movements empty, and thus wasting fuel, Blink is aiming to reduce the amount of empty reposition where we do not have a passenger on board as close as possible to 0%.
- Blink flies to small and uncongested airports – We access smaller airports across Europe which means little or no holding times and minimal taxiing on the ground, reducing unnecessary emissions. Often smaller airports are more convenient for our clients, creating shorter ground transfer times in less congested areas, increasing efficiency and further reducing emissions.
- Blink operates environmentally friendly offices – Our current headquarters are located on a site that has strict recycling polices as well as innovative and green building solutions such as photocells with dusk/dawn control that power outside lamps, green roof technology and solar water heating. Our office computer equipment is EnergyStar compliant. The best solution is to reduce consumption, and Blink is working towards creating paperless operations.
Blink also works with groups such as British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) and European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) to ensure that the environment stays high on their agendas and in turn ensures that governments listen and create legislation that encourages flying efficiently.
What you can do!
Carbon offsetting is one way you can balance the emissions produced by your Blink flight with an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere.
Blink works with multiple carbon offsetting companies to provide our clients with a carbon offset solution on request. For example, offsetting emissions from London to Nice would cost about £30. Please discuss this with the Blink Flight Services team when booking your flight.
Blink is continually assessing different offsetting schemes and looking at the marketplace for additional solutions.
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