Press Releases

  • 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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  • 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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