Air BP has expanded its carbon offsetting programme for business aviation in Brazil with a new collaboration with private airport administration Voa São Paulo.

Announced at LABACE, the business aviation conference and exhibition in Latin America, Air BP have said the programme has been extended to two of Voa São Paulo’s airports.

Jundiaí and Amarais airports are the first to join the programme and there is the potential to expand to more of the consortium’s locations in the future.

“We are very proud of this new collaboration with Voa São Paulo. Our carbon offset program, which complements our existing focus on customer service and safety in operations, is a significant step towards making Brazilian business aviation more sustainable,” said Ricardo Paganini, general manager, Air BP South America.

Air BP launched its carbon offsetting offer for business aviation in Brazil in 2018 and has reported that its first customer, business aircraft management company Avantto offset more than 1,000 tonnes of carbon emissions from June 2018 to May 2019. The agreement with Avantto has been renewed for another year.

Enhancing airport fuelling operations

Air BP has also launched its airfield automation technology in Brazil, aiming to enhance safety, reliability and compliance in airport fuelling operations.

The new digital platform for operators and airports is an integrated real-time, global solution which the company says aims to strengthen safety barriers and mitigates risks during the fuelling process.

The company claims: “Aside from the enhanced safety barriers, aircraft operators will also benefit from faster, more comprehensive and more accurate fuelling and delivery data.”

The cloud-based technology will enable Air BP to offer increasingly integrated information to customers – such as delivery records and precise delivery timings.

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