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Emissions trading and the aviation industry

3 April 2007 | By Andreas Hardeman, Assistant Director Aviation and Environment, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Climate change is a serious matter that concerns us all. Rightly there is a public debate about how to limit CO2 or carbon emissions, the main greenhouse gas linked to climate change. As one of the contributors to global CO2 emissions, the air transport industry takes its environmental responsibilities seriously.…


Aviation Emissions, EU ETS and measurement requirements

1 October 2010 | By Jeff Poole, Director, Industry Charges, Fuel and Taxation, IATA

From January 2012, aircraft operators whose flights arrive in and depart from EU27 (plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein airports) will have to comply with a CO2 emissions cap, as part of an expanded EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). While IATA recognises that some economic measures can help to mitigate emissions,…


Opportunities for reducing surface emissions

28 March 2008 | By Prof. Hamsa Balakrishnan, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Flights in the United States spent more than 20 million minutes taxiing in to their gates and over 49 million minutes taxiing out for departure in the year 2006. Aircraft taxiing on the surface contribute significantly to the fuel burn and emissions at airports.