JetBlue recently released an environmental social governance report with outlined initiatives for the airline’s future.
JetBlue looks to reduce emissions both in the air and on the ground. Focuses include fuel-efficient flying, fuel-saving technology and renewable jet fuel. Later in the year, JetBlue plans to install more than 100 electric baggage tractors and belt loaders at JFK Airport, as well as reduce energy costs and emissions via EGSE ground operations vehicles. New aircraft impact fuel efficiency, with Airbus A321neo aircraft boasting an average 15 percent lower fuel burn as well as a smaller noise footprint and lower operating costs.
In terms of social impact, JetBlue plans to invest in an equitable talent pipeline, seeking pilot candidates through gateway programs to increase the number of pilots that are women or people of color. Currently, fewer than 7 percent of pilots are women and fewer than 13.7 percent of pilots and flight engineers are people of color.
“Reducing emissions and mitigating climate risk are critical as we evaluate the future of our business and industry,” said Sophia Mendelsohn, head of sustainability and environmental social governance, JetBlue. “Investments in new technology such as the Airbus A220 to replace older aircraft and the A321neo will help reduce our CO2e emissions per seat by up to 40 percent. This in turn will lower our operational costs over time. Tuning into and acting on social and environmental trends and their benefits and implications are key to ensuring our business future.”
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