We value the environment and good peer relationships
Within Xfly we understand that carbon-based aviation has a huge impact on the environment around us. We are keenly aware of that fact, and we constantly search for innovative solutions and alternative ways of implementing available ones to minimise our impact on the environment. We also highly value equal rights and employee well-being. We are happy that our management board has same number of male and female board members. We also provide different benefits to our employees, such as well-being events, socialising activities, peer support programme for crews, ID-travel and much more. Xfly feels it is our responsibility to find and pursue opportunities to increase our positive impact on these aspects of our working day.
The EU will ensure that there will be no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, economic growth must be decoupled from resource use and no person or place must be left behind. To overcome the challenges of environmental degradation and broader climate change, the European Union has launched the European Green Deal programme, which will transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy.
The goal of European Green Deal to become climate-neutral by 2050 is written into European Climate Law. This law also includes the intermediate target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030, compared to pre-industrial year 1990 levels.
The European Commission adopted a set of proposals to make transport policy fit for reducing at least 55% of net greenhouse gas emissions by year 2030, compared to 1990 levels.
Together we achieve greater outcomes
We believe that collaboration is the key when it comes to the sustainability topics. Many environmental issues are on a global scale, to counteract them therefore we need to be open to collaboration with other organisations. Xfly is working closely with the Estonian Hydrogen Association, Estonian Aviation Cluster, Skycorp, European Regions Airline Association and others. This list is constantly updating and expanding as we hold discussions with potential new partners. We share our views and values on these topics and work together to find and implement best possible solutions to minimise our negative impact on the environment and together move closer to the goal of carbon-neutrality by 2050.
GOALS AND COMMITMENTS
At Xfly we have clear directions for sustainable development
SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUELS
Quick and adoptable solutions on the way to carbon-neutrality
Within Xfly we believe that Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) could be short and mid-term solutions on the path to becoming climate neutral. Currently, SAF blend is certified for both aircraft type that we operate at a 50% blend and ATR is moving towards 100% certification by the year 2025. A blend of 50% means that an operator is allowed to blend in a maximum of 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuels into regular Jet A-1 fuel. SAF has the potential to reduce the environmental footprint of flights by up to 80%.
We are happy to share that the initial studies on 100% SAF use are already underway. The first test flight was carried out successfully through cooperation with Airbus, Rolls-Royce, DLR and Neste. We hope to see fast development in this area and are ready to use SAF blends as soon as they are available in the airports we operate in.
less CO₂ emissions
Green hydrogen as the long-term aviation decarboniser
Within Xfly we see hydrogen as the best long-term solution for midsize aircraft. We are happy to share that companies like ZeroAvia have already flown hydrogen-powered aircraft and plan to upscale to a 40-80 seater by year 2026. Hydrogen is the new direction that we strongly believe in. Green hydrogen is produced from renewable energy like wind or solar power, and thus has zero carbon emissions. Our goal is to retrofit one of our ATR series aircraft to hydrogen-electric powerplant by the year 2030.