Activities overview

  • 39th ICAO Assembly
  • The world's governments met in Montreal from 27 September to 6 October 2016 for the 39th ICAO Assembly. The key item for discussion was an agreement on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (aka the CORSIA). The aviation industry is fully engaged and supportive of the scheme. On this page you will find resources for background information on the scheme, press materials and statements from the industry, coordinated by the Air Transport Action Group.

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  • Sustainable aviation fuels
  • One of the most exciting areas in the field of aviation environmental action is the continuing drive towards the use of sustainable aviation fuel. What began as a series of test flights in 2008 has now developed into over 100,000 commercial flights having been flown on these fuels, with this number increasing every day. You can see the latest number of flights that have taken place here

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  • Sustainable development
  • Aviation is one of the world’s great connectors of people, enabling a vast amount of trade and tourism. It enhances the prosperity of communities it serves and provides jobs, economic growth and opportunities. The industry does, however, recognise that these undoubted benefits come at an environmental cost. This is why ATAG and the wider industry is committed to addressing its environmental impacts, while continuing to provide these social and economic benefits.   

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  • Industry collaboration
  • The central purpose of ATAG is to bring together all sectors of the global aviation industry and provide a forum in which to address issues of importance to the entire industry. In recent years, much of ATAG’s work within the industry has been focused on reducing aviation emissions.  

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  • Climate change
  • In 2008, leaders from across the industry gathered at ATAG’s Aviation & Environment Summit to deliver a strategic vision for aviation’s sustainable development, signing the Commitment to Action on Climate Change.

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  • Social and economic benefits of aviation
  • Aviation is one of the main drivers behind globalisation, driving the development of the modern world. A network of airlines, airports and air traffic management organisations link the major cities and small communities of the world 24 hours a day with increasingly advanced aircraft. Aviation supports almost 63 million jobs worldwide and enables $2.7 trillion in global GDP.

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Intermodality

Intermodality, an integrated approach between transport systems such as rail and air services, is high on the political agenda in Europe and increasingly so in other parts of the world.

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Industry communications

ATAG plays an active role in bringing together commercial aviation industry partners worldwide to improve communications about the industry.

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