LCI signs Aircraft Leasing Ireland’s Sustainability Charter


Leasing services company LCI has signed Aircraft Leasing Ireland’s (ALI’s) Sustainability Charter, which commits the business to 10 sustainability principles. The charter aims to drive progress towards achieving Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets.

Jaspal Jandu, CEO, LCI said sustainability is integral to the company. “LCI is uniquely positioned across the commercial fixed-wing, helicopter and advanced air mobility sectors and comprehends the need to take action now in order to prepare for the future,” he said. “The journey to net zero has to be taken together, so we welcome the opportunity to shape it now.”

Covering an industry that manages more than $100bn of assets, the charter commits signatories to achieving net zero carbon objectives. Additional pledges include the pursuit of low-carbon technologies such as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and hydrogen, the commitment to reuse and recycling, the drive for greater community engagement and to corporate ESG accountability and reporting.

LCI operates assets on mission-critical sectors such as emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR) and offshore wind.  The company said it is committed to the latest technology aircraft with the lowest CO2 emissions in their class such as the Leonardo AW139 and the Airbus H175 helicopters. The business is also a member of the Airbus Helicopters Sustainable Aviation Fuel forum.

Last April, LCI signed an agreement with BETA Technologies to acquire up to 125 electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft. The battery powered aircraft have zero operational emissions and will enable LCI to sustainably support mission critical operations across the globe, according to the company.

It also recently announced its sponsorship of Airlink, the philanthropic arm of the International Society for Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT). The society supports people and institutions that promote the commercial aviation and humanitarianism.

Above: LCI operates assets on mission-critical sectors such as search and rescue (SAR).

Top: Jaspal Jandu, CEO, LCI said sustainability is integral to the company.