ICAO launches iPhone and iPad app to help air travellers calculate the carbon footprint of their flights
Thu 14 June 2012 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has launched a free iPhone and iPad app of its Carbon Emissions Calculator, which computes emissions on point-to-point routes for use in carbon-offsetting programmes. The easy-to-use app, the first app from ICAO, is available through iTunes or the App Store (search for Carbon Emissions Calculator under Travel) and an Android version will be available shortly. The calculator has been available on the internet since it was first launched in 2008 and is used worldwide by the general public and all UN agencies to compute their carbon footprint, whether from personal or work-related air travel.
The methodology used takes into account a range of variables such as aircraft type, route specific data, passenger load factors and cargo carried.
“The new ICAO app is the perfect tool to allow all of us to become more aware of our environmental footprint and how we can individually and collectively make a difference,” said Raymond Benjamin, Secretary General of ICAO.