International Civil Aviation Organization

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.

August 28, 2011 - 5:40am

The U.S. Transportation Department is considering a “range of options” to respond to the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS), according to the testimony of a high-level agency official before the House aviation subcommittee.

August 9, 2011 - 11:10am

Eurocontrol is trying to improve the accuracy of the ETS Support Facility, which is intended to give so-called small emitters a relatively easy way to calculate carbon dioxide emissions for the purposes of compliance with the European Union’s controversial emissions trading scheme.

July 31, 2011 - 10:20am

Congress threw the gauntlet at the European Union last month when a bipartisan group of House Transportation Committee leaders filed legislation to ban U.S. air carriers from participating in the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS).

July 31, 2011 - 6:15am

Eurocontrol is trying to improve the accuracy of the ETS Support Facility, which is intended to give so-called small emitters a relatively easy way to calculate carbon dioxide emissions for the purposes of compliance with the European Union’s controversial emissions trading scheme.

July 18, 2011 - 7:40am
The European Court of Justice has begun hearing a lawsuit launched by the U.S...

Lawyers acting for European Union states have begun their defense of the application of its emissions trading scheme (ETS) to non-European airlines in response to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Air Transport Association (ATA).

June 23, 2011 - 3:30am

Ethics in the global aerospace industry is one of many topics that CEOs from the U.S. and Europe are addressing at meetings here this week, according to U.S. Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) president and CEO Marion Blakey.

June 1, 2011 - 10:15am

FltPlan.com, which claims to be the online flight planning and filing service of choice for three out of four turbine business aircraft operators in the U.S., expanded its coverage to Central America and most of the Caribbean islands. According to the company, pilots flying south of the border can use the same data-entry methods as for a domestic FltPlan.com plan, and the FAA accepts the flight plan, which is in the required ICAO format.

May 16, 2011 - 8:10pm

As EBAA COO Pedro Vicente Azua noted, Eurocontrol’s ETS Support Facility is already enabling operators to measure their CO2 emissions. At the global level, IBAC has proposed that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) develop a metric suitable for business aviation. In the continued absence of an ICAO formula, IBAC is suggesting that the industry could adopt the metric already developed by GAMA.

 
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