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ANALYSIS: ICAO carbon offsetting scheme under fire

SOURCE: FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM BY: KERRY REALS Opinions are divided over whether ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation should be the only market-based measure applied to the airline industry to address its impact on climate change. The industry is adamant that the global agreement struck at the 2016 ICAO Assembly should mark an end to its inclusion in a growing “patchwork” of environmental taxes and schemes in individual countries. …

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CORSIA looming on the horizon but many National Business Aviation Association exempted

A policy that is designed to help curb the global impact of aviation emissions is getting ready to be implemented although an exemption supported by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) would be exempt from the requirement to purchase carbon offsets. Approved last year by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and set for implementation in 2020, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is made to …

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Heathrow Airport increases environmental charges by 7%

Heathrow Airport has risen the cost of environmental fees it levies on airlines by 7% in a bid to reduce its impact on the environment. The rationale behind the price change is to give carriers more incentive to use their latest aircrafts at Heathrow. This can lead to a cleaner and quieter airport for local communities. The higher environmental charge is part of the airport’s sustainability strategy dubbed Heathrow 2.0, …

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Major restructuring of UAE’s airspace eases air traffic congestion

The substantial restructuring of UAE’s airspace has opened up 150 new GPS “waypoints” for aircraft movement, in an ambitious bid to ease air traffic congestion, cut down on fuel costs and make way for more development in the country’s aviation sector. “The Air Space Restructuring project aims to deliver crucial benefits to the UAE’s aviation sector, enhancing airspace capacity to meet forecast air traffic demand for 2020 and beyond,” said …

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UK flights urged to comply with EU environmental regulations after Brexit

UK flights must adhere to European Union environmental regulations after Brexit if Britain wants to keep its access to the European aviation market. Transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) made the call in a report that took at look at how guarantee environmental protection remains in the aviation sector post Brexit. The report recommended that EU regulations on the aviation emissions trading system (ETS) and state aid should still be …

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UK cannot benefit from ETS in case of Brexit

The EU Institutions have settled on a safeguard mechanism for European emissions trading should Britain leave the EU ETS in March 2019 without an agreement in hand. The development is considered to be one of the more noteworthy achievements during the negotiations about the inclusion of air traffic in the EU ETS. “If UK companies no longer have obligations under the EU ETS, then they cannot expect to continue to …

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New ICAO SAM Plan to facilitate South American air transport development

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu emphasized that the new ICAO South American (SAM) Plan would be their strategic resource for the integration of air transport development in the coming years. The plan would also help create conditions that would help facilitate aviation connectivity on the continent. “South America’s civil aviation sector has been expanding two times as quickly as its GDP in recent years, …

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Switzerland plans to connect Swiss and EU emissions trading schemes

Switzerland harbors plans to add aviation to its current emissions trading scheme (ETS) and to connect the Swiss and EU ETS. The purpose of this move is to allow the two to acknowledge each other’s emission allowances through a bilateral agreement that was inked last month. The proposal however, still needs to be approved by both the EU and Swiss Parliaments. Should it be ratified, the agreement would be implemented …

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Aviation associations appeal to Dutch Government to not proceed with taxation policy

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and other leading industry organizations have appealed to the Dutch government to not move forward with its planned taxation policy. In a joint letter sent to the Minister of Finance, the group highlighted several crucial issues in relation to this proposal including the negative effect it would have on the Dutch economy, the inefficiency of such forms of taxation and contradictions with accepted international …

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EU seeks to resolve new aircraft emissions dispute

Over a year after global regulators approved emissions rules for commercial aircrafts, the European Union is facing an internal dispute over how they should be applied in an issue that could impact Airbus jet models. The European Parliament and EU member states will gather this week to try to resolve differences over how far European officials should be limited by last year’s agreement at the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation …

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