Policy

October 22, 2010 - 7:19am
ICAO’s new environmental policy could pave the way for a global approach to r...

After years of hair-splitting debate and tactical vacillation, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) finally has agreed to what it characterized as the first global approach to reducing air transport’s effect on climate change.

October 13, 2010 - 5:38am

If you make even a handful of short flights into European airspace, there’s no escaping the countdown to the European Union’s contentious emissions trading scheme (ETS). The cap-and-trade scheme goes into effect on Jan.

August 27, 2010 - 7:45am
European airlines will soon need to start verifying their emissions levels to...

Airlines that will be subject to Europe’s new emissions trading scheme (ETS) beginning in January 2012 should start verifying their recorded emissions for 2010 as early as next month, according to ETS experts. Even though emissions reports covering 2010 do not need to be submitted to European Union member state authorities until the end of March 2011, this first-time verification process could prove tricky.

August 27, 2010 - 5:54am

Honeywell is offering a new emissions monitoring service for business jets operating in European airspace to assist in compliance with European Union emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS) requirements. Phoenix-based Honeywell will compile and store carbon emissions data based on flight plans, number of passengers and freight information for business jet operators.

August 2, 2010 - 6:49am

As the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) expands to cover aircraft flying into and out of the EU starting in 2012, airlines based all around the world stand to feel the effects. Of course, U.S. regional airlines don’t fly into Europe, and until recently few of them spent much time considering the prospect of taxes on their carbon emissions.

May 10, 2010 - 11:47am

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) may advise its members to pull out of the European Union’s emissions trading scheme if Eurocontrol does not develop the EU-ETS support facility. This system would give business aviation operators a relatively cost-effective way to meet the requirement to monitor, report and verify the carbon emissions of their aircraft.

May 5, 2010 - 10:28am

The long-term costs associated with environmental legislation could be “detrimental” to the business aviation community, according to Bob Shuter, chairman of IBAC’s environmental issues work group, and a member of Tuesday’s panel session, “Aviation and the Environment, Where Now?”

May 5, 2010 - 10:23am

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) may advise its members to pull out of the European Union’s emissions trading scheme if Eurocontrol does not develop the EU-ETS support facility. This system would give business aviation operators a relatively cost-effective way to meet the requirement to monitor, report and verify the carbon emissions of their aircraft.

May 4, 2010 - 11:08am

Austrian politician Jörg Leichtfried cut the ceremonial ribbon for the official opening of EBACE yesterday, and industry leaders speculated, with good reason, that the event could mark the start of a gradual economic recovery after two years of severe difficulties.

April 30, 2010 - 4:39am

The viability of business aviation’s continued participation in Europe’s controversial emissions trading scheme (ETS) should be decided at a meeting of Eurocontrol’s air navigation services board on May 6.

 
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