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EASA emission regulations inch closer to being established

Regulations that would establish updated European-built jet aircraft CO2 emissions standards endorsed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have moved forward with the recent publication of an EASA Opinion. The Opinion clarifies how and the reasons behind the adoption of the emissions requirement rulemaking the agency proposed earlier this year. These rules would be the initial salvo of the ICAO recommended global standards for CO2 aircraft emissions that would …

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European aviation: Challenges, strategy and the Single European Sky agenda

By www.sesarju.eu In anticipation of the forthcoming Digital Transport Days in Tallinn, Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission, and Chair of the Administrative Board of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, considers the evolving complexities of European aviation – growth, capacity, safety, security and the environment. In this interview, he points to SESAR‘s ongoing initiatives and deployments as key to the digitalisation of the air traffic management …

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European Aviation Safety Agency proposes that new aircraft types meet CO2 standards

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) wants new aircraft types and those already in production to meet separate CO2 standards. The EASA proposal would see newly-designed aircrafts to meet a CO2 standard from January 1, 2020 while those being produced comply with a different one from January 1, 2023. The goal of these is to incentivize the integration of the updated fuel efficiency technology into aircraft designs, and to tackle …

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Europe refuses to give ICAO a blank cheque with aviation carbon scheme

By transportenvironment.org Flights to and from Europe are set to be excluded from the EU emissions trading system (ETS) until the end of 2023 after a provisional agreement was reached between MEPs, governments and the European Commission. Meanwhile, for the first time there will be a cap on European aviation emissions, which would be progressively reduced from 2021. T&E said that this is very important since the question now shifts from …

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EU MEPs support new bearing for taxing aviation emissions

Members of the European Parliament have initially consented to proceed with the aviation industry’s existing treatment under the EU’s emissions trading scheme to make way for the development of a new industry-specific carbon tax agreement. The EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was established in 2005 to help encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at EU level. It is a “cap and trade” system with a cap or limit on …

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ICAO agrees to new strategy on use of sustainable fuels

Members of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have ratified a new strategy that tackles the aviation industry’s use of sustainable fuels. The new 2050 Vision for Sustainable Aviation Fuels is designed to guarantee that the traditional jet fuels will be substituted with sustainable options to a large percentage by the year 2050. Extensive talks tackling the vision were held and formalized in the recently concluded second ICAO Conference on …

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IATA partners with DSNA to optimize French airspace and update air traffic management

The International Air Transport Association will be working with French air navigation services provider – the Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne or DSNA – to improve French airspace and streamline air traffic management. Passenger demand is expected to rise by 58% in France, thus resulting in 68 million added travellers flying to, from and within the country in 2035. A fully optimized airspace system in 2035 has the …

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IATA putting the clamps on emissions to help address climate change

According to IATA’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Vinoop Goel, who recently graced the APEC Transport Meeting held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, aviation is responsible for 2% of the global man-made emissions. “We are working together with international agencies and other stakeholders to meet the goals of limiting emissions,” Goel announced. The aviation industry is taking a closer look at emissions through the four pillars which includes; Technology having new …

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Countdown for CORSIA begins

Aircraft operators and governments have been put on notice as the implementation of the new carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA) approaches. That was the main message that was resonated to delegates at the Global Aviation Summit staged in Geneva, Switzerland. The gathering had delegates meeting to seek more information regarding the program, according to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).  Governments agreed to formulate the scheme …

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ICAO President tackles emissions and development needs at 2017 ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit

International Civil Aviation Organization President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu stressed the need for harmonized aviation investment and development, while offering critical updates on the progress the ICAO is making on the new Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Aliu issued the strong message at the 2017 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit hosted by the Air Transport Action Group. “Air transport’s role in economic development is more important today …

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