Press Releases

  • Air transport industry showcases climate action at COP21

  • Paris, 3 December 2015 – Transport was one of the main themes of the United Nations climate talks today in Paris, with delegates taking time from the negotiations to discuss the role transport can play in cutting CO2 emissions. Whilst the air transport industry has a separate forum where its emissions reduction plan is addressed – under the guidance of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) – the COP21 climate talks provide a good opportunity to remind delegates from all over the world about the commitments of the global aviation industry.

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  • Powerful call for government partnership to deliver aviation industry’s climate goals

  • GENEVA, 30 September 2015 – A group of 28 aviation industry chief executive officers and association leaders has today sent an open letter to governments committing to climate action and calling for a joint approach to help deliver maximum CO2 emissions reductions in the aviation sector. In particular, the industry group urged action to approve a meaningful market-based measure for aviation emissions, expected to be agreed by governments at a meeting of the United Nations specialised aviation agency in one year’s time.

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  • New report showcases climate action in the aviation sector

  • GENEVA, 29 September 2015 – From solar power installations at a hundred airports around the world, to tablet computers for pilots, brand new aircraft designs and flights on fuel made with waste gas from steel plants, a new report released at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit today shows the aviation industry has embarked on a systematic programme of energy efficiency to reduce its climate impact.

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  • ATAG welcomes GIFAS as an associate member

  • GENEVA, 29 September 2015 – The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today welcomed as an associate member the Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS), the French aerospace industries association. GIFAS has more than 353 members who are active in all sectors of the aerospace industry including civil aircraft, helicopters, engines, satellites and launch systems, defence and security systems, equipment, subassemblies and associated software applications.

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  • Global Sustainable Aviation Summit to take off in Geneva

  • GENEVA, 28 September 2015 – Experts from the aviation industry, governments and environmental groups are in Geneva this week for a series of meetings on sustainable aviation development. The headline event is the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, hosted by the industry-wide body, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). Climate change, the recent UN Sustainable Development Goals, sustainable alternative aviation fuels, new technologies, dealing with aircraft noise and emerging environmental issues – including finding ways to tackle the illegal trade in wildlife – are all on the agenda.

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  • Collaborative aviation climate action takes flight

  • NEW YORK, 23 September 2014 – The aviation sector joined other business and government groups at the United Nations Climate Summit today to announce a commitment on climate action between the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations specialized agency, and the aviation industry represented by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). This partnership expands on work already being undertaken across the air transport sector to reduce emissions from this important global industry.

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  • Connecting Denmark with the world, sustainably

  • Copenhagen – Aviation industry experts are gathering in Copenhagen this week as part of the city’s year of events marking its time as European Green Capital. A Green Aviation Day on Thursday will look at the many ways air transport partners are collaborating to reduce the impact of the aviation industry. As the industry celebrates 100 years of commercial operations, the event is fittingly being held in the old Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal at Copenhagen Airport.

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  • Aviation’s important role in small island state economies

  • Geneva, 1 September 2014 – As leaders from small island states around the world gather in Samoa for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, a group representing the aviation industry today applauded the conference’s support for both sustainable tourism strategies and the development of sustainable transport systems in the small island states.

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  • Government partnership needed for green growth in air travel

  • Geneva – The air transport industry currently supports 58.1 million jobs and $2.4 trillion in global gross domestic product, according to a new study released today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) at its Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. The report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders looks at the economic and social benefits of the commercial aviation industry around the world and examines the sector’s environmental progress.

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  • Air Transport Action Group welcomes new executive director

  • Geneva - The Air Transport Action Group’s (ATAG) new executive director, Michael Gill, has taken his position today leading the cross aviation industry coalition on sustainable growth of air transport. He replaces Paul Steele who held the role for six years.

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