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In support of the United Nations Climate Summit and in keeping with its longstanding goals of sustainable growth, the aviation industry joined other business and government groups in making a commitment on climate action. The commitment is between the UN agency ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and the Air Transport Action Group, which represents… » read more

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In order to meet rising global demand for pilots — nearly 500,000 new flight crew by 2032 — Boeing is expanding its worldwide pilot training offerings. In Europe, Boeing Flight Services has added a new advanced 787 simulator to its preexisting two at London’s Gatwick Airport. “A robust global training network doesn’t just serve Boeing,… » read more

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The Air Transport Action Group has just finished hosting its 2014 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva. The conference focused on global politics, the UN’s sustainable development goals, building sustainable aviation infrastructure, and meeting capacity demands. With a nod to the centennial of airline travel marked this year, the conference also looked forward to the… » read more

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On 3 April, the European Parliament in plenary session adopted by a 458-120 vote a negotiated agreement with the EU Greek Presidency and the Commission on the aviation ETS. The measure now goes to the Council of Ministers for its final endorsement. The agreement came after the Environment Committee had rejected the arrangement. The key… » read more

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Commercial aviation is celebrating its centenary this year and, aside from looking at the way that our industry has moved from that first airline passenger to flying over 8 million passengers a year, we are also taking the opportunity to look at the future of aviation. For our industry, a positive future is a sustainable… » 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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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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