Press Releases

  • Industry declaration handed to ICAO

  • Montreal - ATAG representatives Angela Gittens (Director General of ACI), Tony Tyler (Director General and CEO of IATA), and Eugene Hoeven (Director of ICAO Relations of CANSO) today presented the International Civil Aviation Organisation with the declaration signed by the industry at last month's Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva.

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  • ATAG and GARDN sign agreement to promote environmental research in aviation

  • Geneva - The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Canada's Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) took the opportunity of the 6th Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva to sign a cooperation agreement. The two organizations intend to build on their respective mandates and networks to further foster and promote environmental research in aviation, particularly in the areas of sustainable aviation biofuels, sustainable development, industry collaboration and climate change.

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  • Global aviation sector commits to support sustainable development

  • Geneva – Leaders of the aviation industry meeting in Geneva, today sent a reminder to governments of the vital role the sector plays in economic growth, providing jobs whilst taking its environmental responsibilities seriously. Chief Executives and Directors General from 16 global aviation companies and organisations signed the Aviation & Environment Summit’s Declaration as a joint message to world governments due to meet at Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June.

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  • Air transport supports four million jobs and has the potential to provide for sustainable development across Latin America

  • Geneva – In Latin America and the Caribbean more than four million jobs and $107 billion in GDP are supported by aviation, according to a new report released today at the Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva. The report, Aviation: benefits beyond borders, was produced by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Oxford Economics. It outlines an industry that plays a larger role in both the Latin American, Caribbean and global economy than many would expect.

     

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  • Sustainable growth of Asia-Pacific economies through air travel

  • Geneva, 21 March 2012 – Over 24 million jobs and $470 billion in GDP in the Asia-Pacific region are supported by aviation, according to a new report released today at the Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva. The report, Aviation: benefits beyond borders, was produced by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Oxford Economics. It outlines an industry that plays a larger role in both the Asia-Pacific and global economy than many would expect.

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  • Aviation plays important role in African economy, could help drive further growth

  • Geneva – In Africa more than 6 million jobs and $67.8 billion in GDP are supported by aviation, according to a new report released today at the Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva. The report, Aviation: benefits beyond borders, was produced by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Oxford Economics. It outlines an industry that plays a larger role in both the African and global economy than many would expect. 

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  • Air transport provides jobs and sustainable economic growth

  • Geneva – Over 56 million jobs worldwide and $2.2 trillion in GDP are supported by aviation, according to a new report released today at the global Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva. The report, Aviation: benefits beyond borders, was produced by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Oxford Economics. It outlines an industry that plays a larger role in the global economy than many would expect.

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  • ATAG welcomes ATR to Board of Directors

  • The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today welcomes regional aircraft manufacturer ATR to its Board of Directors. ATR, the one of the world’s largest regional aircraft manufacturers, will join other airframe companies Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer and the other industry partners on the Board of ATAG.

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  • COP17 outcome - an aviation perspective

  • Negotiators from Parties at COP17 were under significant pressure to deliver on two items: the Green Climate Fund and a clearer picture of the future of the Kyoto Protocol. In the end, after more than 36 hour’s extension to the deliberations, COP17 resulted in a few key decisions after the President of the COP closed the meeting at 05:00 on Sunday morning.

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  • Aviation biofuels: a big opportunity for Asian business and governments

  • Hong Kong, 27 September 2011 – Last year, the world's airlines spent $140 billion on jet fuel. Now, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), an organisation representing parties from across the aviation industry, says that governments across Asia could be getting a slice of that by kick-starting development of a new source of energy for flights. In July, the global standards agency ASTM International gave approval for airlines to start flying on biofuels made using the Hydrotreated Renewable Jet (HRJ) process. This followed approval for fuels using Biomass-to-Liquid (BtL) in their production. It opens the door for airlines to fly commercial flights using up to 50% biofuels and a number of airlines have started to do so.

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