ALPA has long maintained that ICAO is the appropriate entity to develop a global emissions plan for the aviation industry, and welcomes this progress. We are strongly opposed to the EU-ETS tax, which will only harm pilot jobs and hamper investment in emissions reducing technologies, such as high-tech engines and air frames, alternative fuels, and NextGen procedures.
New Progress on Aircraft CO2 Standard
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 11 July 2012 – Global aviation moved an important step closer to establishing a worldwide CO2 Standard for aircraft yesterday, as the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) unanimously agreed on a CO2 metric system which characterizes the CO2 emissions for aircraft types with varying technologies….The CAEP agreement on the new aircraft CO2 metric system will allow the States and observer organizations that together comprise the CAEP to move onto the next stages in the development of an ICAO CO2 aircraft Standard.
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