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Falko is an established asset management company actively engaged in all aspects of commercial aircraft leasing, financing and management with particular focus on the regional aircraft market.

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    CO2 Fleet Performance

    Value to our Environment and Society

    It is our commitment to reducing the impact our business has on the environment and society. We are actively modernising our fleet by investing in newer more environmental aircraft. We work to use energy more efficiently, reduce waste and lighten our environmental footprint in all we do. We support jobs in our local communities by building long-term relationships and sourcing services from local suppliers whenever possible.

    We have refurbished our head office to incorporate low energy lighting and make recycling a focus for everyday activities.

    We are moving to a 100% green tariff for our electricity supply and we are driving a reduction of CO2 caused by staff commuting through the promotion of a generous electric car scheme for employees and electric chargers stationed at our head office.

    We have invested in our IT to use minimum resources by consolidating servers and improving technologies to reduce paper consumption and our demand on natural resources.

    Chart 1: Average carbon emissions (tonnes) emitted per hour of flight time – regional jets in Falko portfolio

    Chart 1 above shows that with the disposal of the legacy portfolio of Avros and RJs, and the addition of more fuel efficient regional jets, overall carbon intensity has reduced by 28% during the past 10 years. This is based on manufacturers fuel burn data, portfolio activity, and one hour of flight time.

    Chart 2: average age of the Falko fleet

    Chart 2 shows that overall, the average age for the total fleet has reduced from 16 years old in mid 2011, to 9 years old by the end of 2021. The introduction of newer technology regional aircraft has been a key driver in the reduction of carbon intensity of the fleet (chart 1).

    Chart 3: total CO2 emissions globally (all operators/lessors etc) by aircraft category

    Chart 3 puts the regional aircraft segment into context. It accounts for c5% of total global aviation emissions.

    A few interesting stats on carbon emissions:

    • On average and based on 2019 data, the carbon emissions from 1 widebody flight is equivalent to 31 regional aircraft flights (props and jets combined)
    • 1 Narrowbody flight is equivalent to 3.4 regional aircraft flights
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