International Civil Aviation Organization

November 2, 2011 - 2:40am

The U.S. and its allies in opposition to the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) are expected to step up political pressure on Europe after apparently failing to block the controversial cap-and-trade program on legal grounds.

November 2, 2011 - 2:30am

The most likely solution to the battle over ETS lies in political compromise, according to Mehran Massih, counsel and head of the London-based environment practice at international law firm Shearman & Sterling. He views the European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general’s preliminary legal opinion as a wholesale rejection of the Air Transport Association case.

October 25, 2011 - 3:29pm

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly yesterday against U.S. participation in the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS), setting up an international confrontation between Western Europe and the rest of the world.

October 20, 2011 - 12:06pm
ATA president and CEO Nicholas Calio continues to challenge Europe's ETS.

The head of the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) railed against Europe’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) during an October 18 speech at the Aero Club in Washington, D.C., vowing to continue the fight against carbon emissions cap-and-trade requirements for air carriers scheduled to take effect January 1.

October 10, 2011 - 4:11pm
American Airlines A320

A provisional ruling from the advocate general of the European Court of Justice has denied an appeal led by the U.S. Air Transport Association (ATA) against the imposition of the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) on air carriers from outside Europe.

October 8, 2011 - 3:20pm

Don Spruston, director general of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), is the 2010 recipient of the NBAA John P. “Jack” Doswell Award, granted each year for lifelong individual achievement in supporting business aviation. Spruston has been director general of the IBAC since 1999. 

October 4, 2011 - 3:43pm

Opposition to the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) continued to gain airspeed and altitude last week with the addition of long-range Middle Eastern air carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar.

September 30, 2011 - 10:15pm
Aircraft showing traffic and environmental impact

As the date of the European Union’s (EU) controversial implementation of its aircraft Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) nears, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is moving forward with plans for a global carbon dioxide (CO2) standard for aircraft it hopes to have developed by 2013.

September 30, 2011 - 8:10pm

The European Commission is refusing to back down over the implementation of its controversial emissions trading scheme (ETS), even in the face of possible new legislation that would make it illegal for U.S. aircraft operators to comply with its requirements.

 
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