EBAA Promotes Pagoda as the Best Tool
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is promoting Eurocontrol’s Pagoda as the best tool for business aviation operators to meet the monitoring process for emissions trading scheme requirements. Pagoda is a Eurocontrol-developed program that estimates fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions directly from traffic data for
all air traffic operating within the airspace overseen by the organization. EBAA said it should be used to the maximum extent possible within the accuracy requirements of the European Union’s emissions trading scheme directive. The EU directive mandates that as of Jan. 1, 2012, the aviation activities of aircraft operators of flights arriving at and departing from the community airports will be included in the scheme.