ATAG grows with addition of new high-level members

Posted: 16 September 2010 | Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) | No comments yet

ATAG has announced at the global Aviation & Environment Summit the addition of a new Board member: Honeywell Aerospace; and two new associate members: ATR and the AIA…

The Air Transport Action Group, the only global organisation to represent all sectors of the aviation industry, has announced at the global Aviation & Environment Summit the addition of a new Board member: Honeywell Aerospace; and two new associate members: ATR and the Aerospace Industries Association.

Paul Steele, ATAG’s Executive Director, said, “The Air Transport Action Group is the forum where the industry can come together and work towards common solutions to common issues. We are the only group that represents the broad spectrum of the air transport sector at a global level. As we have demonstrated with the global aviation commitments to action on climate change, taking common approaches to common issues brings real unity and focus to the industry.

“We are delighted that we have a new Board member in Honeywell Aerospace. Honeywell has been a vital supplier of aviation systems for many years and will play an even more significant role as we turn to sustainable, renewable biofuel energy sources.”

Honeywell Aerospace joins Airports Council International, Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, CFM International, Embraer, GE Aviation, the International Air Transport Association, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce on the Board of ATAG.

“We also welcome as associate members the regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, which rounds out the top five airframe manufacturers as members of ATAG, and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), bringing expertise from their large membership in the United States.”

Brian Davis, Vice-President, Aerospace, ATM and Biofuels Initiatives at Honeywell, said, “Honeywell Aerospace is committed to improving operational efficiencies and environmental responsibility. We engage innovative technologies to reduce noise and greenhouse gas emissions. For operators, Honeywell is continually focusing on environmental responsibilities and developing innovative safety products to drive the modernisation of global air traffic management”.

Mario Formica, Vice-President Marketing and Airline Studies, ATR, said, “Being associated with ATAG provides us with the opportunity to discuss and exchange views with all the industry actors, around the various topics related to sustainable growth of the aviation sector. We will get a deeper knowledge of their expectations and constraints, while bringing our knowledge and experience in the conception and operation of fuel-efficient and quiet regional aircraft. ATR will be supporting pro-actively the environmental vision of the Air Transport Action Group, to achieve noticeable environmental benefits and to ensure a sustainable future for aviation worldwide”.

Marion C Blakey, President and CEO of AIA, said: “The success of our industry’s efforts to reduce CO2 emissions requires cooperation among all sectors and across all borders. Since its creation in 1990, ATAG has been incredibly effective communicating international aviation’s environmental message to a global audience. AIA looks forward to a successful working relationship with ATAG and its members”.

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