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 countries would be mandated to purchase carbon credits to offset growth above 2020 levels under the scheme.
Current-generation business jet fleets must fly a combined 2,000 hours or more annually in international operations, outside of the U.S., in order to reach the 10,000-metric-ton threshold, according to NBAA Vice President for Regulatory and International Affairs, Doug Carr.
“In total, we estimate that fewer than 100 operators in North America will be affected by CORSIA,” Carr said.
“That said, all operators with frequent international operations should begin tracking their international emissions now, if they don’t already do so.”
ICAO is at the moment working on a free CO2 estimation and reporting tool that would let operators calculate the total fuel burn per year based on arrival and departure airports in participating nations.