First Green certificates presented to Airbus Helicopters and Babcock France

Optima Aero, a leader in innovative and sustainable helicopter and engine asset management solutions, is launching a new initiative to calculate carbon footprint avoidance through the reuse of serviceable helicopter parts. The first Green certificates were presented to Airbus Helicopters and Babcock France during the European Rotors trade show in Germany.
“Our team developed a thorough methodology to quantify the carbon footprint avoidance for helicopter operators who elected to take a sustainable approach by electing to buy serviceable helicopters or engine parts and embody them into their assets rather than purchasing new ones,” said Toby Gauld, President of Optima Aero. “We are proud to lead the way by helping our customers define a value on this responsible sourcing approach, which supports their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainability strategy.”.

Airbus Helicopters receives first Green certificate from Optima Aero
Optima Aero was proud to present a Green certificate to Airbus Helicopters in recognition of its responsible part sourcing strategy. The company avoided releasing 9.1 tonnes of CO2 through the reuse of EC120 tail gear boxes and epicyclical modules. The certificate was presented to Nicolas Simon, Head of PSO Legacy at AIRBUS HELICOPTERS by Toby Gauld, President of Optima Aero during European Rotors.

Optima Aero presents a first Green certificate to Babcock France
Optima Aero proudly presented a Green certificate to Babcock France, a testimony to its sustainable part sourcing strategy which helped avoid releasing 81 tonnes of CO2 through the reuse of three PW206B2 engines. The certificate was presented to Yannick Budin, Airworthiness Director at BABCOCK France by Toby Gauld, President of Optima Aero during European Rotors.

Come and visit us at European Rotors this week
With its increasing activity and customer relationships in Europe, Optima Aero is proudly exhibiting for the first time at the 2022 European Rotors trade show in Cologne. Come visit us at booth # 1041.

About Optima Aero
Optima Aero’s overall mission is to provide an opportunity for helicopter owners to extend the life of their helicopters by providing them with innovative ways of reducing their operating costs. We do this through strategic purchases of serviceable helicopters and engines for which we Part-Out for parts, enabling our customers to embody the parts into their assets rather than having to purchase them new. Optima Aero prides itself on being the foremost leader in innovative helicopter and engine asset management solutions on Airbus and Augusta Westland platforms. Optima Aero is based in Québec (Canada) and Anglet (France).

For more information:
Nancy German Primacom
514 924-4445
nancygerman@primacom.ca