How do we calculate our emissions?
We follow standard methodologies for calculating our CO2 emissions. We always calculate, and compensate for, the entire aircraft, regardless of how many guests charter the plane. Aircraft emissions are an exact multiple of fuel consumption, and the multiplier depend on the fuel type used. The fuel consumption is converted into mass, which in turn is multiplied by the relevant emission factor (more info).
We display the estimated emissions on all of our advertised routes and flights.
How do we determine emission savings compared to other transportation methods?
If our route is from airport to airport, it is a direct comparison between our aircraft's emissions and the emissions of a typical conventional aircraft for such a route, calculated by pax and multiplied by 10 (to match our aircraft guests' capacity).
If our route is from airport to water landing site (or vice versa), we factor in the emissions generated by all modes of transportation required for such a route if not using an amphibious aircraft, for example including a conventional aircraft, a car and a boat or ferry ride. For this, we use standard emission calculators (such as here and here).
Curious to learn more?
Read about the environmental impact of seaplanes, or our seaplane facts & figures.