From the Cockpit

A famous boxer once said, “Life is not a about how hard a hit you can give – it’s about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward.”

Well this boxer was Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa, but that is how it feels these days in the aviation industry. As of this writing in mid-May, we have all taken plenty of punches. The aviation industry has been hit as hard if not harder than any other sector. Stay at home orders are not synonymous with a robust aviation industry. Many FBOs temporarily closed. Corporate flight departments ceased operations. Flight schools lost students. Airlines canceled flights and furloughed pilots. The list of affected aviation businesses goes on and on. In fact, no aviation business has been spared.

To understand the sheer magnitude of the situation, let’s look at the numbers. Pre-Covid 19, the business aviation industry employed 1.2 million people and contributed $150 billion to U.S. economic output. In some states and regions, aviation makes up a large part of overall employment and local investment. For example, in Kansas, aviation makes up nearly one-third of the state’s economy. Thousands of companies that make up the aviation industry in the US, a large percentage of them considered small business, are the cornerstone of the American economy. As the first quarter of 2020 drew to a close, our industry was on track to have one of the best years ever. Then the industry literally was grounded.

Hopefully by the time you read this newsletter, our economy will have begun its eventual rebound to pre-Covid levels. What will the aviation world look like on the other side? Will it be a V-shaped bounce, similar to what occurred after the 9/11 tragedy, or a much slower and more painful U -shaped recovery, as when we rebuilt our national economy after the financial crisis of 2008-2009? Our crystal ball is pretty hazy, but we are willing to bet that we will have a relatively quick recovery based on the sheer amount of pent-up desire to get on with our professional and personal lives.

Our industry has taken its hits, and just like before we will move forward. From all of us at Titan, we appreciate your business and continued support.

Fly safe!

Buddy Stallings
Robbie Stallings

TITAN’s Carbon Offsets Program Summary

  • New technology, infrastructure, operational improvements, and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) will not eliminate carbon emissions immediately or completely.
  • The aviation industry is looking for ways to meet sustainability standards and regulations.  
  • Aviation businesses can neutralize their fuel emissions with the TITAN Aviation Fuels Carbon Offsets Program.
  • Showcase your businesses’ environmental leadership by supporting US based sustainable projects that meet the industry’s highest standards.
  • TITAN Aviation Fuels Carbon Offsets Program provides a simple opt-in solution that can be added to your fuel invoice.

What Documentation is Provided?

Your purchase of Carbon Offsets are confirmed with an email that includes details of the transaction and a Certificate of Sustainability.

How Are Emissions Reduced Through Carbon Offsets?

Your Flight Department opts-in to our Carbon Offsets Program and TITAN adds the cost of the Carbon Offsets to your fuel invoice

TITAN enters fuel purchase amount (in gallons) into TITAN’s Carbon Offsets enrollment page 

Carbon Offsets are retired on behalf of your Flight Department and an email confirmation and Certificate of Sustainability is sent for your records

How Are Emissions Reduced Through Carbon Offsets?

1. Measure

For any organization to manage the impact of its greenhouse gas emissions, it must first quantify them

2. Reduce

Identify and act on areas where your organization can reduce its overall impact on the environment through everyday measures.

3. Offset

Purchase Carbon Offsets to counter the remaining unavoidable emissions.

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