JDA Aviation Technology Solutions Announces Strategic Partnership with EQ²
BETHESDA, MARYLAND: JDA Aviation Technology Solutions today announced formation of a strategic partnership with EQ², a U.K. based environmental economics solutions provider, expanding JDA’s portfolio of aviation consulting expertise to environmental measurement reporting and reduction services.
The firms also jointly announced the launch of an environmental management system, EQ²-EMS that will allow airlines, airports, manufacturers and MRO facilities to quickly analyze information about environmental emissions and impacts and their relation to operating costs.
“This system provides the metrics to implement environmental reduction targets and mitigate future risk, including emissions and trading requirements, It will enable the aviation industry to shift to a sustainable business model while improving operating efficiency and protecting the environment”, said Joe Del Balzo, JDA president.
“The system is complete in its approach, taking into account all operational aspects from ground to air,” he said. “With the pending EU proposal for including aviation in the EU emissions trading scheme, all airlines flying in and out of the EU will be regulated and need to pay for their CO2 emissions. The JDA EQ² partnership provides tremendous opportunity for U.S. and other aviation entities to greatly benefit from this new service offering.”
The EQ²-EMS allows real time energy monitoring, compliance reporting, impact and emissions allocation and audit verification. It allows executives and operating personnel to have an interactive management platform to work as a single team and use their established operating structure, promoting application ease of use and effectiveness.
“Companies need to base their operational decisions, disclosure reporting and investment proposals on accurate environmental metrics rather than estimates that are likely to cloud, confuse or mislead”, said Steve Burt, CEO of EQ². “We share the same passion for excellence in accurate disclosure and reporting as JDA. Together, we have the skills and experience that will deliver cost saving results for U.S. organizations.”
EQ² also partners with AMEE to provide total accuracy in its reporting. EQ-certified reports provide complete assurance that an organization has properly analyzed its greenhouse emissions and impacts.