Congratulations to YHM partner, Air Transat on becoming the first airline in the world to attain the second level Minimization award in the Fly-360-Green Certification Program. In 2011, Transat also became the world’s first certified green airline.
Learn more about Transat’s achievements in green practices through the company’s news release below.
Air Transat becomes the first airline in the world to attain Minimization level certification from the World Green Aviation Council
MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Transat, world’s first certified green airline in 2011, has reached another milestone. The airline is the first in the world to have achieved the second level Minimization award in the Fly-360-Green Certification Program, a benchmark for high performing airlines / aircraft operators.
“We are especially proud to have obtained this certification because it recognizes the efforts that we have made to improve our environmental performance in every area of our airline through initiatives such as greenhouse gas reduction, energy and water conservation, recycling and social responsibility” said Jean-Francois Lemay, General Manager of Air Transat. “It was the hard work and dedication of our employees that enabled us to attain this high standard and we will continue to improve so that we maintain our role as an industry leader.”
Developed by the World Green Aviation Council (WorldGAC), Fly-360-Green is a point based performance rating system where points are earned for business attributes considered environmentally beneficial in 8 key areas: Engineering, Ground Operations, Flight Planning/Dispatch, Flight Operations, Greening on Board, Corporate Environmental Practices, Corporate Policies, Strategic Planning. Airlines and aircraft operators can qualify for one of the four certification levels: Participation, Minimization, Efficiency, and Neutrality.