By Jonathan Welsh

Textron Aviation on Tuesday announced a new carbon-offset program called SustainableAdvantage, which provides another option to aircraft owners for reducing their carbon dioxide emissions.

The new program, in which Textron Aviation collaborates with aviation sustainability company 4AIR, is scheduled to begin in January 2024. Under SustainableAdvantage, which will be available to eligible customers who own and operate Cessna, Beechcraft, and Hawker turbine aircraft, customers will receive factory-direct support, maintenance, and modifications from Textron through its global network of service centers.

“Owners have increasingly become interested in solutions that mitigate the carbon footprint of operating their aircraft,” said Brad White, Textron Aviation’s senior vice president of global parts and programs. “SustainableAdvantage provides them the opportunity to have a seamless option to offset their carbon emissions through a Textron Aviation approved program and supplier.”

SustainableAdvantage will connect owners to 4AIR, a pioneer in offering comprehensive sustainability solutions for business aviation. These include carbon offsets that reduce emissions elsewhere and can be claimed against the carbon footprint of operating aircraft.