Press release

October 18, 2022

GE Honda Aero Engines Selects 4AIR to Offer Business Aviation Customers Access to Environmental Offsets

ORLANDO, FL – October 18, 2022 - GE Honda Aero Engines (GHAE) today announced 4AIR, LLC as the environmental offset provider for its customers. The new relationship with 4AIR provides HF120 customers access to comprehensive sustainability programs that offset their environmental impact from flight emissions.

“Sustainability solutions remain at the forefront of GE Honda Aero Engines product offerings as demonstrated by our recent 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) testing with the HF120 engine,” said Melvyn Heard, president of the GE Honda Aero Engines. “As part of our sustainability strategy, we are committed to working for and with our customers to help them achieve their own sustainability goals.”

With 4AIR, GHAE can provide competitive levels of carbon offset commitments for customers to compensate for today’s emissions. As private aviation continues to grow, environmental offset commitments are going to be necessary to meet industry and global climate goals.

GHAE customers are now able to leverage important carbon offset programs such as in forestry and renewable energy, to make meaningful commitments to reduce emissions equivalent to those emitted from flying.

4AIR offerings include:

  • Carbon Neutral: carbon offsets (or carbon “credits”) that balance the emissions of one activity with the verified emissions reductions from a carbon offset project. These reductions reduce one’s net footprint to zero or “carbon neutral” but are not direct reductions of one’s footprint.
  • Emissions Neutral: the combination of a carbon neutral program with the use of verified carbon offsets to offset the carbon equivalent footprint of non-CO2 emissions. These conversions are done using emissions indexes.
  • Beyond Neutral: the combination of an emissions neutral program with the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to achieve emissions reductions in aviation.
  • Climate Champion: the combination of a beyond neutral program in addition to making a pledge to the Aviation Climate Fund which is designed to support research that supports sustainable aviation technologies and improved operations.

About GE Honda Aero Engines
GE and Honda formed a 50/50 joint venture in 2004, called GE Honda Aero Engines, based in Burlington, North Carolina. The joint company integrates the resources of GE Aviation and Honda Aero, Inc., a Honda subsidiary established to manage its aviation engine business.

March 2022 - GE Honda Aero Engines surpassed 200,000 flight hours since entering service in 2015.

June 2022 - GE Honda Aero Engines marked production of its 500th engines since the start of production of the HF120 in 2013

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