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On 19 March, MEPs in the Environment Committee rejected a negotiated agreement with the EU Greek Presidency and the Commission on the aviation ETS. The key element of the agreement was the extension of the “Stop the Clock” derogation until 2016 (i.e. a suspension of the law for intercontinental flights. The agreement follows the original… » read more

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The second annual World Air Traffic Management Conference recently wrapped up in Madrid, convening air traffic management (ATM) professionals, policy makers, and thought leaders from around the world. During the Congress, attendees and speakers highlighted how ATM providers can meet airlines’ expectations for safe, efficient, environmentally progressive and cost-effective air navigation services. The head of… » read more

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Member states agreed their position on aviation ETS ahead of the negotiations with the European Parliament and the Commission. As far as the geographic scope is concerned, the Council supports an intra-EEA scheme until 2020. Previously, on 30 January, the Parliament’s Environment Committee voted 46-6-1 to include intercontinental flights in the Emissions Trading Scheme for… » read more

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EU / ASEAN Aviation Summit

Singapore is the world aviation city this week, as the Singapore Air Show takes place at the city’s famous Changi Airport and several other events are held in conjunction, including the EU / ASEAN Aviation Summit. The event was an opportunity for government and industry to discuss how the two regions can build closer ties… » read more

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Boeing, working with research partners in the United Arab Emirates, recently found that desert plants irrigated with seawater can be used for biofuel more efficiently than other better-known crops and plants. The breakthrough comes as the aviation industry continues to seek ways to reduce the indirect land-use change, or ILUC, effects associated biofuels — for… » read more

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Boeing researchers have identified green diesel as a potential aviation biofuel of high sustainability, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by at least half over its lifecycle. Boeing said last week that it is working to gain approval from government agencies for aircraft use of renewable green diesel, which is already used in ground transport. Green diesel… » read more

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Amendments to Peter Liese’s draft report on the European Commission’s compromise proposal for including aviation in the Emissions Trading Scheme have recently been made available, with the Parliament’s Environment Committee tentatively scheduled to vote at its 30 January meeting after discussing them on 23 January. In light of decisions taken at the ICAO Assembly last… » read more

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The European Commission recently unveiled its new infrastructure policy, which includes nine key transport corridors connecting key European economic centres and improve east-west connections across the bloc. The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) will connect key airports, seaports, roads and railways to increase productivity and environmental sustainability. Aviation will play a key role in TEN-T, as… » read more

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