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IATA urges Philippine government to focus on developing airport infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the Philippine government to train its focus on addressing the more urgent matter of airport infrastructure rather than entertaining proposals to increase aviation taxes in the form of a tourism tax and Green Fee. “Aviation is vital to the Philippines. It supports 1.2 million jobs and US$9.2 billion in GDP…But the social and economic benefits of air transport are at risk if …

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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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IATA moves to address infrastructure, regulations and sustainability issues in Asia Pacific

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is pushing for immediate action to tackle the difficulties of infrastructure, regulatory harmonization and sustainability in Asia Pacific’s aviation sector. “The 34 million jobs and $700 billion of economic activity supported by aviation across the Asia-Pacific region are expected to more than double in the next 20 years. “But the realization of these economic benefits is at risk if the region does not address …

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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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GCAA on the verge of completing restructuring of UAE’s airspace

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced that it is almost finished with the restructuring of the country’s airspace in a development that hopes to decongest air traffic. Completion of the UAE Airspace Restructuring Project is slated for December 7, 2017 to facilitate the evolution of “one of the most advanced air traffic management systems in the world.” The airspace change was geared to increase the UAE’s …

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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 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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