"Company Reforestation" Initiatives Based on Tree-planting
At AIRDO, we're involved in tree-planting activities in six areas in Hokkaido where we offer flights (Chitose, Asahikawa, Hakodate, Memanbetsu, Obihiro, and Kushiro) in cooperation with the Prefecture of Hokkaido as a "Hokkaido Company Reforestation" project.
Breakdown of Tree-planting Activities
|Target area||Coverage area||Number of trees||Saplings||Tree-planting period|
|Chitose area (Horoka)||5.0ha||10,000||Abies sachalinensis, Japanese larch||Sep, 2008|
|Asahikawa area (Higashikawa)||1.0ha||1,500||Quercus crispula, silver birch, Fraxinus mandschurica||Oct, 2008|
|Hakodate area (Hokuto)||0.78ha||1,950||Japanese beech, Quercus crispula||Oct, 2008|
|Memanbetsu area (Bihoro)||1.0ha||2,000||Japanese larch||Nov, 2008|
|Obihiro area (Shintoku)||1.0ha||2,000||Japanese larch||Jun, 2012|
|Kushiro (Teshikaga)||3.0ha||600||Sargent's cherry||Jun, 2015|
|680||Sargent's cherry, Fraxinus mandschurica||Jun, 2016|
|450||Fraxinus mandschurica||Jun, 2017|
|Chitose area (Horoka)||1.0ha||3,000||Abies sachalinensis, Japanese larch||Oct, 2019|
Reducing CO2 Emissions
- Periodic Engine Rinsing:
- A fine coating of grime accumulates inside engines over time as they are used, reducing their combustion efficiency, so our method for reducing fuel consumption is to restore combustion efficiency by periodically rinsing out engines with water.
- Aircraft Operation Initiatives:
- We strive to improve efficiency premised on safe aircraft operations and reduce CO2 emissions by selecting routes and altitudes with better fuel efficiency and performing gradual descents -- techniques which enable us to reduce our fuel consumption.