April 14, 2022

Levaero establishes Canadian first carbon offset program

Jon Robinson

Levaero Aviation on March 31 announced it has become the first aviation OEM-dealer in Canada to implement a carbon offset program to help develop a more environmentally progressive footprint for itself, customers and Canadian aviation.

Headquartered in Thunder Bay, Ont., with a national sales office in Toronto, Levaero is the exclusive Authorized Pilatus Aircraft Sales & Service Centre in Canada, while also providing aircraft sales and MRO services for the industry.

“We are constantly evaluating ways in which to become a better corporate citizen, and this further commitment to environmental sustainability is one we are excited to undertake. Our goals will be made possible through our partnership with Less Emission Inc., a Canadian green energy provider,” said Stan Kuliavas, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Levaero.

Levaero notes, that by design, Pilatus aircraft are already some of the most modern and fuel efficient aircraft in service. Levaero has purchased carbon offsets for each hour flown for Pilatus PC-12 NGX and PC-24 Super Versatile Jet demonstrations in 2021, and will continue to do so moving forward.

These offsets have a direct Canadian impact, supporting a gas capture project near Windsor, Ont. The project enables the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by collecting methane gas from decomposing organic waste in landfills, and destroying it through combustion turbines at the site, reducing harmful emissions.

“Levaero is committed to environmental sustainability, and we hope to play a part in motivating others in our industry to make similar priorities,” said Kuliavas.

(Photo: Pilatus)