Use the tool to see the total carbon emissions produced by a private jet flying any mission.
Private Jet Emissions Calculator
The above private jet emissions calculator is free to use for all. We believe that it is important to recognize the environmental impact of private jets. Therefore, we hope that this calculator is a start for individual passengers to identify their carbon footprint when flying by private jet.
By identifying the impact of your private jet journey it is possible to identify ways to reduce the environmental impact. Additionally, by calculating the carbon emissions produced from each private jet flight, it is possible to accurately offset these emissions.
Of course, there are a number of factors that will increase or decrease the carbon emissions produced on each flight. For example, an increased headwind will result in carbon emissions produced above that of the figures above. However, a tail wind will result in a decrease in the numbers above.
Additionally, any diversions or changes of the route due to weather will likely increase the emissions figure above.
Therefore, when offsetting your emissions we suggest that you round up to the nearest whole number. After all, it isn’t going to do any harm by offsetting too much!
How the Calculator Works
The private jet emissions calculator works first by calculating the flight distance between the origin and destination city.
We then know the average cruise speed of the selected aircraft. This allows us to calculate the total flight time.
The average fuel burned per hour is also known. This, therefore, allows us to calculate the total fuel that would be burned over the journey.
All the aircraft on the list burn Jet A (Jet A-1) fuel. According to the EIA, jet fuel produces 21.1 pounds of carbon dioxide per gallon of fuel burned.
Therefore, if we multiply the total gallons of jet fuel burned by 21.1 pounds, we have a total figure of carbon emissions produced for the inputted flight. This number then just needs to be converted to US tons and metric tonnes.
Should You Offset Flights?
Offsetting emissions is somewhat of a gray area. The carbon offsetting industry is quite large, with many companies and charities happy to exchange your money for offsetting projects.
However, there are some criticisms of offsetting programs, arguing that they don’t effectively cancel out the volume of carbon produced.
Where to Offset
If you decide to offset your carbon emissions there are plenty of services that can do it for you. Moreover, there are plenty of initiatives that you can fund. From planting trees to generating renewable energy.
Please note, we are not affiliated with any of these services.