Press Releases

  • Sustainable future of aviation to be discussed at Geneva summit

  • Geneva – Aviation industry experts will gather in Geneva, Switzerland tomorrow for the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit. Around 250 delegates from 50 countries are representing the industry, governments and civil society at the talks which aim to provide a long-term view of the growth of air transport around the world. The Summit is coordinated by the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), which coordinates aviation sustainability policy.

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  • Historic agreement on aviation climate emissions

  • Montréal, 4 October 2013 – The aviation industry today hailed a significant development on climate change issues made at a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN specialised agency for aviation. After two weeks of tense negotiations, following many years of discussions, delegates representing 191 countries have agreed a resolution charting the way forward for tackling aviation’s climate change impact.

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  • Industry intervention at ICAO Assembly, 3 October

  • Thank you Mr Chairman for giving industry the opportunity to contribute to your discussions.

    Distinguished delegates, dear colleagues,

    I am speaking on behalf of the collective worldwide aviation industry, represented here by: ACI representing the world’s airports, CANSO for the air navigation service providers, IATA for the world’s airlines, IBAC for business aviation and ICCAIA for the airframe and engine manufacturers.

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  • Aviation industry makes strong call for action at ICAO Assembly

  • Geneva, 19 September 2013 – Delegates from 191 countries meet in Montreal next week for the 38th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly. Ahead of the meeting, representatives of the global air transport industry, covering airlines, airports, air navigation service providers, aerospace manufacturers and business aviation, issued a strong call for action by governments to support the industry’s efforts in reducing the climate impact of the sector.

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  • Aviation supports 26.8 million APEC jobs

  • Geneva and Tokyo, 04 September 2013 – As Ministers of Transport from across the APEC region gather in Tokyo, a new report has been released by the cross-industry aviation organisation the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), looking at the role aviation plays in the APEC region. The report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders APEC, reveals that aviation supports some 26.8 million jobs and $1.1 trillion in GDP across the 21 APEC economies.

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  • Aviation industry use Montréal event to discuss key environmental policy issue

  • Montréal, 12 May 2013 – Around 200 delegates from 44 countries are meeting in Montréal on Monday ahead of crucial environment discussions set to take place at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in September. Tomorrow’s meeting, organised by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), a cross-industry sustainable aviation organisation, will explore a number of aviation environmental issues on the international agenda.

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  • Building sustainable air transport for the Asian Century

  • Melbourne, 25 February 2013 – Aviation leaders are meeting at the inaugural Asia-Pacific Aviation / Aerospace Leaders Summit today in Melbourne. The Summit is an opportunity for industry leaders from across Asia-Pacific to work together to ensure the sustainable growth of aviation as the region becomes the world’s economic and aviation powerhouse.

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  • Aviation industry to governments: “help us build the air traffic management system of tomorrow”

  • Montreal, 20 November 2012 – The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) has released a new report on the future of air traffic management at the ICAO Air Navigation Conference in Montréal. Revolutionising Air Traffic Management is intended as an easy-to-understand guide on how ATM will evolve over the coming decades. The publication comes as the industry also expresses its support for ICAO’s aviation system block upgrades project which seeks to harmonise air traffic operations and technology around the world.

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  • Canadian Government urged to boost aerospace research

  • Toronto, 25 September 2012 – The Canadian Government was urged to boost investment in green aerospace research and development today by Paul Steele, Executive Director of the Geneva-based Air Transport Action Group, a global association representing the commercial aviation industry on sustainability issues.

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  • Flightpath to a sustainable future

  • Montréal, 18 June 2012 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) launched today “Flightpath to a Sustainable Future”, an ICAO special Rio+20 global initiative consisting of the first-ever series of connecting flights powered by sustainable alternative fuels, on which ICAO Secretary General, Mr. Raymond Benjamin, will travel from Montréal to Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20.

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