Press Releases

  • Countdown to CORSIA nears key milestone

  • Geneva, 3 October 2018 – At the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva today, airlines and aircraft operators around the world were reminded about upcoming milestones for the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

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  • Air transport: 65.5 million jobs, $2.7 trillion economic activity

  • Geneva, 2 October 2018 – The global air transport sector supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in global economic activity, according to new research released today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). The report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders, explores the fundamental role civil aviation plays for today’s society and addresses the economic, social and environmental impacts of this global industry.

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  • Global Summit explores air transport’s sustainable future

  • Geneva, 27 September 2018 – Over 300 delegates are meeting in Geneva next week for the tenth Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, organised by the Air Transport Action Group. The Summit brings together industry sustainability experts along with governments and representatives of civil society to look at the role air transport can play in supporting economic growth and reducing environmental impacts.

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  • ICAO Council takes key step in CORSIA implementation

  • Geneva, 27 June 2018 – The aviation industry today congratulated the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for delivering a key step in the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), a world-first mechanism that will help offset the growth of international aviation CO2 from 2020. It is part of a package of measures including technology, sustainable aviation fuel, operational and infrastructure advances to continue to reduce the sector’s carbon emissions.

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  • Governments urged to pass crucial CORSIA implementation step

  • Geneva, 19 June 2018 – Aviation industry officials today urged governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to adopt rules necessary for the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

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  • Counting down to CORSIA – are airlines ready?

  • SYDNEY, 5 June 2018 – Airlines and business aircraft operators have just seven months to prepare themselves for the first stage of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), with monitoring of all CO2 emissions to start from 1 January 2019.

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  • Aviation industry calls for adoption of ‘CORSIA Package’

  • Montreal, 7 February 2018 – The cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today urged governments to support a package of elements currently under consultation as the sector prepares to implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), the world’s first global market-based measure for any industrial sector.

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  • European Union to prioritise sustainable aviation fuel

  • Geneva, 18 January 2018 – The aviation industry today welcomed a move by the European Parliament to ensure that sustainable aviation fuel is a key component of the future of air transport. The European Parliament this week adopted its position on the revision of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). This includes an increased focus on advanced biofuels for aviation and calls for any biofuel supplied to aviation to count twice towards reaching the EU target for renewable energy use across the region.

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  • Aviation industry welcomes ICAO conference outcome

  • Mexico City, 13 October 2017 - The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) completed discussions today at its second Conference on Aviation Alternative Fuels, where an ICAO Vision for Sustainable Aviation Fuels was agreed by government, aviation industry and civil society participants.

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  • Sustainability key to deployment of sustainable aviation fuels

  • Mexico City, 10 October 2017 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will hold its second Conference on Alternative Aviation Fuels this week, bringing together experts from governments, industry and civil society to discuss the growing use of sustainable aviation fuel for commercial air transport.

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