SaxonAir and the Environment
At SaxonAir, we recognize that there is an environmental responsibility associated with Private Air Travel. As a responsible operator, we are continually looking for new ways to reduce our carbon emissions and the associated environmental footprint. Below are a few of the environmental initiatives that we are taking.
Fuel Efficiencies from a Modern Aircraft Fleet
SaxonAir has invested over $20m in the latest modern technology aircraft which meet the most stringent emission requirements. Aircraft manufacturing has undergone major changes in the last few years with a high focus on more streamlined and fuel efficient models and we have ensured that our purchase of a brand-new fleet of aircraft has allowed its operation to benefit in reducing carbon emission levels. Our modern aircraft are equipped with the latest precision avionics allowing them to route using Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) for more direct tracking. This allows greater fuel efficiencies further reducing our carbon footprint. All of SaxonAir’s own fixed wing aircraft are less than two years old and therefore meet the most recent and stringent emission requirements.
Reducing our positioning flights
SaxonAir has invested into new marketing tools and operations software to enable more efficient use of aircraft. Our new marketing tools and operations software highlight the charter fleets location and empty positioning legs to enable more efficient use of the aircraft and to reduce the amount of positioning flights between charter flights. This has a direct impact in reducing the overall carbon footprint of the charter operation.
SaxonAir is conscious of the impact that the aviation industry as a whole has on the environment. We are currently working on an effective Carbon Offsetting scheme, for which, details will be available soon.
Low Energy Features within the Business Aviation Centre (BAC)
The design of the BAC has been developed as a low energy model. ‘Active’ systems such as artificial lighting, mechanical ventilation and heating have been added only where absolutely necessary to address the instances where the passive systems cannot achieve the required performance in working airport environment.
Low energy features include:
- Building fabric with low U values to reduce heating energy required
- Modern building techniques with improved air permeability
- Variable Speed inverter driven pumps on heating systems
- Heat Recovery Ventilation system
- Air Source Heat Pumps
- High frequency energy efficient internal lighting
- Presence detection lighting control in all communal areas
- Water conserving low/dual flush WCs
- No external floodlighting