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IATA calls for bolstering of Europe’s aviation competitiveness under upcoming Bulgarian presidency of the EU

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for better policy focus on fortifying Europe’s competitiveness in the aviation sector under the forthcoming presidency of Bulgaria of the European Union (EU). The IATA said that it is imperative to carefully plan the capacity that is needed to accommodate the fast-rising demand for world connectivity, improvements in the environment and infrastructure cost regulation. IATA’s projection indicates a 6% expansion of demand …

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IATA going for 1 billion passengers to fly on sustainable aviation fuel flights by 2025

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has set the goal for one billion passengers to fly on flights that would be fueled by a combination of jet and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by the year 2025. The lofty goal was announced during the 10th anniversary of the first flight to mix sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel, relayed the IATA. Back on February 24, 2008, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing …

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CORSIA on the horizon but many Bizav operators exempted

Many business aircraft operators from the United States would be exempted from the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) requirements. This was according to both NBAA and EBAA. CORSIA is designed to cap carbon dioxide emissions from foreign aviation operations at 2020 levels. International operators producing over 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year on flights between an estimated 74 participating …

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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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