Environmental Impact

Saving emissions, guaranteed zero contaminants, and no underwater disturbance? Find out about the low environmental impact of seaplanes, and what Siam Seaplane does to ensure safe and sustainable operations.

Airport Construction

Constructing new airports poses a significant environmental concern

It requires a permanent location and destruction of a natural habitat. Infrastructure support which leads to more construction, waste disposal, as well requires significant time and a large investment.

Seaplanes require only a body of water, suitable beach, or a floating dock 

Seaplanes provide fast, safe, and low-impact transportation to remote and sensitive areas. The only infrastructure required is water.

Optomized Routes

  • Travel smarter with our optimized routes
  • Get from point A to B in the least amount of time
  • Seaplanes are not restricted to airports and allow greater flexibility in route planning
  • Less time flown = less fuel consumption = less pollution
  • Saving time is not only beneficial for our guests, but for everyone in the supply chain
Seaplane
Distance
Time
CO2 (Tons)
Car from Bangkok center to airport
30 km
30 min
0.01
Seaplane to Koh Kood
298 km
65 min
0.0772
Totals
328 km
1.5 hours
0.0872
Conventional
Car from Bangkok center to airport
30 km
30 min
0.01
Airplane to Trat
236 km
60 min
0.112
Car to Pier
51 km
54 min
0.02
Boat to Koh Kood
50 km
90 min
0.0265
Totals
368 km
4 hours
0.1685

2.5 hours saved (59% better)
48% reduction in Carbon emissions

Emissions

Conventional aviation fuel has both CO2 & lead emissions. The highly efficient Pratt & Whitney turbine engines utilize highly refined kerosene as fuel which is up to 90% more efficient than conventional piston engines. Turbine engines emit zero lead into the environment unlike conventional aircraft.

Zero Fuel & Oil Contamination

Unlike conventional aircraft, the Cessna Grand Caravan EX is designed to have all fuel and oil contained in canisters approved by the Environmental Protection Agency which allows us to guarantee zero contaminants making their way to the natural habitat.

No Underwater Disturbances

Seaplane propellers are not submerged —

  • Zero disturbance to underwater marine life and ecosystem
  • Minimal to zero risk of harming marine life

Minimal immersion of floats in water — 

  • Do not pose a risk for non-native species contamination
  • The aircraft floats are only 2 feet underwater and pose minimal to no risk of collision with coral or marine life

Did you know?

There are twenty six species of whales and dolphins in Thailand.

Whales and dolphins communicate and navigate with ‘echolocation’.

High frequency noise produced by propellers from ships and boats disturb echolocation and stress marine life.

Minimum Surface Noise Pollution

  • Our highly efficient turbine-powered aircraft produces 30% less noise than conventional large transport aircraft.
  • Noise-sensitive areas can be avoided as seaplanes can virtually land anywhere on water.
  • Seaplanes only require a short time for take-offs and landings, limiting noise exposure to only 20 to 60 seconds each time, unlike large diesel powered boats and ships that take much longer to clear the area.
  • Our carefully selected landing sites dramatically reduce noise levels.
Decibels
Firearm
140
Jet takeoff
130
Thunder
120
Jet ski
110
Helicopter
100
Speedboat
90
Truck
80
Seaplane
75
Car
70
Convrersation
60
We place utmost importance on sustainability and environmental impact, while ensuring a safe and comfortable service to our guests.

ONEP, Thailand

In light of global findings on virtually no environmental impact caused by seaplanes, as well as specific domestic studies conducted in-house, Siam Seaplane has the support and approval from the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), Thailand, to operate on pre-planned sites without the requirement for Initial Environmental Examinations (IEEs) or Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).