(ST. LOUIS/ July 1, 2015) – Aero Charter, the charter, FBO and aircraft support company based at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport, Chesterfield, Mo. (KSUS), unveiled their new solar panel systems. The initiative is another step in Aero Charter’s mission to be a business that is ‘environmentally-conscious’.
The two new 24.5 kilowatt solar panel systems were installed on both of the Aero Charter hangars. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website, their systems would generate electricity for 6.4 homes for a year, or over 2,300 days. It also prevents the emission of 103,400 lbs. of carbon dioxide. Other equivalencies:
- 50,365 pounds of coal burned
- 5,276 gallons of gasoline consumed
- 1,202 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
- 38.4 acres of forest in one year
“This initiative is something that is very important to us at Aero Charter,” said, Raymond Van de Riet Jr, Partner. “We realize the carbon footprint we leave is great, and so it is important for us to look for ways to be more environmentally friendly. In the future we will continue to look for more green initiatives that we can be incorporated into our everyday business.”
Locally owned and operated since 1978, Aero Charter provides complete aircraft support services for business and private aircraft. The company offers worldwide flights
with the majority of its clients flying throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. The fleet includes jet, turbine and piston aircraft.
In addition to charter, Aero Charter provides full aircraft support services
including aircraft management, maintenance, avionics, and Fixed Base Operation (FBO) ground support. Aero Charter’s avionics department specializes in custom installations and repairs. In 1995, Aero Charter introduced Aero Travel, a full-service travel agency. The recipient of numerous safety awards, Aero Charter recently expanded its facilities to include an additional hangar and expansive ramp area, which more than doubles its existing capacity. For information call 636-537-0005.