LONDON – On January 17, Gulfstream Aerospace, has been granted four National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Sustainable Flight Department Accreditations. The newly created program recognizes the American manufacturer for its progression of sustainability leadership across multiple facets of the industry,.
Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream stated: “We appreciate the partnership with NBAA to recognize our sustainability efforts. These accreditations encompass our holistic commitment to leading our industry toward its goals for carbon neutrality.
“We are proud to be the first original equipment manufacturer to be identified for these efforts across all four categories — flight, ground support, operations and infrastructure.”
The environmentally conscious program was debuted back in 2022 by NBAA to recognize “business aviation entities meeting exceptional environmental sustainability standards.”
It’s in the DNA
Gulfstream has always had a reputation for its drive for sustainable and green ethos producing environmentally friendly products and practices.
These are shown through the technology implemented on its aircraft, which results in lower emissions produced per flight. The such investment includes better design and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) compatibility.
Gulfstream earned the award. In December 2022, the company is the industry’s first to fully introduce SAF (100%) on its product. Moreover, most Gulfstream facilities (airside and landside) in the U.S. and UK are considered ‘green buildings’.
The aerospace company owns more than 2.2 million square feet of such buildings. These incredible feats are achievable by the company’s increased focus on efficiency and the environment.
In fact, Gulfstream has reduced 18% of emissions of greenhouse gas since 2014, while expanding its operations by 30%.
With aircraft manufacturers, especially in the disciplines of private aviation, being constantly under scrutiny; being awarded the sustainability leadership is a big boost for the manufacturer.
This shows that Gulfstream is able to cater for its high-profile globe-trotting clients, while at the same time, maintaining its pioneering technology and craftsmanship to manufacture an environmental aircraft.
About Gulfstream Aerospace
Gulfstream, currently owned by General Dynamics is one of the global players in the manufacturing of corporate jets. The company is currently headed by Mark Burns.
1958 marked an important milestone for the company as it flew the first ever purpose-built business aircraft, the Gulfstream I. Currently, there are over 3,000 jets built by Gulfstream still flying globally.
Gulfstream’s fleet composition answers the need for esteem corporate fliers. Ranging from its super-midsize Gulfstream G280, the high-performing Gulfstream G650 and Gulfstream G650ER, and its new generation of the all-new designed G400, the award-winning Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600, caters to the needs of all kinds of fliers.
Moreover, the company has introduced its flagship Gulfstream G700 and the ultra-long-range Gulfstream G800, to compete with Bombardiers Global 8000.
The G700 recently completed a world wide tour booking in numerous orders, showing customers are still loyal to the American manufacturer despite stiff competition from Dassault Falcon and Bombardier.