Air BP will highlight its carbon offset programme for business aviation in Brazil at LABACE, the largest business aviation conference and exhibition in Latin America.

The event takes place from 14-16 August, at Congonhas Airport, in São Paulo.

Air BP offsets carbon emissions, via BP Target Neutral, related to the use of aviation fuel supplied to its customers.

This initiative supports the aviation industry’s ambitious targets set by ICAO of achieving carbon neutral growth by 2020 and a 50 percent cut in total emissions by 2050, relative to 2015.

“We are very proud to present such an important initiative during LABACE,” said Ricardo Paganini, General Manager, Air BP South America.

“We are offering our business aviation customers the opportunity to proactively work towards achieving the industry’s ambitious carbon reduction targets by offsetting the emissions from the aviation fuel used in their flights, as part of their wider carbon management programmes.”

Air BP’s carbon offsetting offer in Brazil complements its own carbon neutral into-plane fuelling operations at 250 directly operated locations around the world, including a number of locations in Brazil such as Sao Paulo Guarulhos and Rio de Janeiro Galeao international airports.

In June, Air BP announced its first participant in Brazil, aircraft management company Avantto.

This builds on initiatives by Air BP in other regions, such as the announcement in April of their collaboration with leading on-demand jet charter marketplace Victor in a carbon-offset programme for private flying in Europe, as well as the ability for operators and pilots who use the RocketRoute MarketPlace app to offset the carbon associated with their fuel purchases.

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