Nearly 2,000 tonnes of CO2 and a 6-minute flight: all the statistics for Elon Musk’s jet in 2022 – Business AM

Nearly 2,000 tonnes of CO2 and a 6-minute flight: all the statistics for Elon Musk's jet in 2022 - Business AM

Jack Sweeney had his @ElonJet account banned from Twitter by Musk himself, but that didn’t stop him from doing it again. The young man now publishes statistics relating to the flights of the Tesla boss jet, Twitter and SpaceX (among others) in 2022.

Why is this important?

The past year has seen a lot of criticism leveled at private jets because of their carbon footprint. Several personalities were particularly scratched, Elon Musk in the lead. The world’s second richest man didn’t like his private jet data being leaked on Twitter by a college student, but he hasn’t managed to shut it up yet.

In the news : the flight statistics of Elon Musk’s jet in 2022 are known.

  • Jack Sweeney has compiled a short compilation of Elon Musk’s Gulfstream G650ER flights in 2022.
  • Hours spent in the air, most popular destinations, longest and shortest flights, CO2 emissions: it’s all there.

Numbers :

  • In total, Elon Musk’s jet flew for more than 351 hours in 2022, or just over 14.5 days.
    • However, this does not mean that the multi-billionaire was on board during each of the flights.
  • According to Jack Sweeney’s calculations, the plane emitted 1,895 tonnes of CO2 over the whole year.
  • The most popular destinations were:
    • 1. Los Angeles (California)
    • 2. Austin (Texas)
    • 3. Brownsville, Texas
  • Among foreign destinations, Elon Musk’s jet has been sighted in the following countries:
    • Brazil
    • France
    • Italy
    • Greece
    • Norway
    • Germany
    • UK
    • Qatar
  • The student also specified which had been the longest and shortest flights of the jet:
    • Mykonos (Greece) – Austin (Texas), 12 hours and 20 minutes, in July.
    • Long Beach (California) – Long Beach (California), 6 minutes, on December 28.
      • It was probably a flight to reposition the device, notes Business Insider.

Jack Sweeney doesn’t give up

The context : after @ElonJet, @ElonJetNextDay.

  • Having become very popular in early 2022, the @ElonJet account indicated in real time where Elon Musk’s jet took off and landed, based on public flight data.
  • This did not please the principal concerned at all, who declared that he saw it as a danger to his private life, insofar as anyone could know where he was.
  • It has emerged that Elon Musk offered Jack Sweeney $5,000 to close his account.
    • The student refused and made a counter-proposal, with an amount ten times higher.
    • Musk refused to pay the requested $50,000.
  • At the end of the year, a few weeks after taking over as head of Twitter, Elon Musk suspended the @ElonJet account, accusing it of doxing (the disclosure of personal information about a person).
  • In the process, Jack Sweeney created the @ElonJetNewtDay account, which discloses the same information, with a 24-hour delay.
    • Just over two weeks after its creation, the account is already followed by more than 20,000 tweeters.
    • He is still far from the initial account, which had more than 500,000 followers.
    • A priori, Elon Musk does not plan to tackle this new account.