Environmental Conservation

"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.

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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) 0.8ha 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
600 Sargent's cherry, Fraxinus mandschurica Jun, 2016
450 Fraxinus mandschurica Jun, 2017

Promotion of Volunteer Activities

Activities we're involved in include the Kitaichijo-dori Office and Neighborhood Association Safety and Clean Strategy and the Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry 110th Anniversary Cleanup Strategy.

Promotion of Volunteer Activities

Other

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.