Activities overview

  • ICAO Assemblies
  • The aviation industry’s most enduring global partnership is with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the specialised United Nations agency with the unique role to help set standards for the global aviation industry. ICAO’s 193 Member States meet every three years in the ICAO Assembly – the organisation’s sovereign body – to negotiate and establish the worldwide policy of the organisation for the upcoming triennium. The Air Transport Action Group participates in the ICAO assemblies and works closely with ICAO on all issues pertaining to aviation and the environment.

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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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