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Major aviation companies call for carbon offsetting scheme to be cleared for implementation

Some of the largest aviation companies have made the call for governments to hasten their efforts to deliver a new international carbon offsetting scheme. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently drew the curtain on its Carbon Markets Seminar. Staged in Montreal, Canada, ICAO remains hard at work as it strives to deliver the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) scheme, which was finalized in 2016 after numerous years of back-and-forth talks.

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India pledges commitment to ICAO safety goals, says Union Minister

Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, has vowed India’s support to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) goals of achieving constant improvements in safety, security and environment. Raju was the head of the Indian delegation that attended the first Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference that was held in the Chinese capital of Beijing. The two-day conference began on January 31 and was held to tackle the issue of Universal …

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Namibia to participate in ICAO’s carbon offsetting scheme

Namibia has become the latest nation to join in on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Namibia’s addition to the roster pegs the number of nations to 73. CORSIA was recently established by the United Nations agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and would begin in 2020. CORSIA is aimed at capping carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from international aviation. International operators emitting over 10,000 metric …

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IATA and Italian air navigation service provider ENAV to develop airspace strategy for Italy

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Italy’s air navigation service provider, ENAV, is partnering up to develop and soon implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy. This collaboration is expected to forge tighter bonds between the two organizations for this specific initiative, which is geared to offer benefits to the travelling public as well as the aviation community, all while backing the economic growth and competitiveness of the Italian aviation …

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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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Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, SESAR, sign Memorandum of Cooperation for better management of air traffic

The Civil Aviation Authority of Qatar has inked a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project to attain more efficiency in the management of air traffic between Qatar, other European nations and other countries of the world. The agreement seeks to improve collaboration in air traffic management modernization projects between Qatar and Europe in a bid to develop and harmonize global aviation standards that would …

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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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