Increase the efficiency
It is no news for anyone that aerial navigation produces a lot of the emissions of greenhouse gases. The fact is that at Braathens Regional Airlines, more than 98% of our direct emissions comes from flying our airplanes.
That is why we set the ambitious goal to cut the carbon dioxide emissions in half for every passenger flying with us in 10 years, between 2015 and 2025.
Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas contrubuting to the global warming or greenhouse effect. Beside carbon dioxide, water vapour, nitrogen oxide and methane are the most important greenhouse gases. The flight industry is working with reducing the greenhouse gases we are contributing with - carbon dioxide like nitrogen oxide.
In Sweden, the regional aviation stands for less than 1% of Sweden's total emissions of carbon dioxide, according to calculations made by Naturvårdsverket. Globally, aviation stands for 2% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, but since flying probably will increase it is very important that we work with reducing the aviation's climate effect.
Our aircrafts ATR 72-600 reduces the emissions of carbon dioxide with up to 40%.
Our noise strategy
We are working to reduce the flight noise created at start and landing. Noises have historically been the most important environmental issue to those living close to an airport. That continues to be an important issue for us.
Here are the noise commitments we are working for:
We will continue to implement and, if possible, increase the application of noise reducing methods on our aircrafts.
We will continue to work with airports, work to reduce the noise for local communities around airports and that only appropriate development takes place when needed.
We will continue to develop our en commitment to how local communities are effected by our operations. We will continues to collaborate across over industry groups and with CAA (LFV in Swedish) to stay commited in local community priorities at the airports we land at.
Our goal is to reduce the waste at the source, so that as little waste as possible arise. The waste that cannot be reduced, reused or recycled should be sorted out. We sort out plastic bottles and newspapers.
Our purchase process
We want to improve and expand our demands in purchasing by systematically be able to prioritize the products and services that have a low environmental effect or where the environmental performance differ a lot between the different options. We do this via our purchase policy and via our supplier evaluations with specific environmental demands at purchasing.