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Aviation 13-09-2017

MEPs give international flights respite from EU carbon fees until 2021

The European Parliament approved on Wednesday (11 September) a plan to keep commercial flights in and out of Europe exempt from the EU's carbon emission controls until 2021, in a move likely to be welcomed by the aviation industry.

Air Pollution 11-07-2017

International flights to stay free from EU carbon fees until 2021, MEPs vote

International flights to and from the EU will remain free from paying CO2 emissions permits but the exemption will cease in 2021 unless EU bodies meanwhile decide otherwise, the European Parliament's environment committee agreed on Tuesday (11 July).

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Transport 09-12-2016

EU racing against clock to revise aviation pollution law

The European Union is drafting an amendment to its aviation emissions trading system (ETS) after world nations reached agreement on a global scheme in October. A proposal will be presented in January, an EU official said, warning time is already running short to get the bill approved.

Transport 13-10-2016

Global deal to curb aviation emissions ‘not enough’, MEPs warn

European lawmakers on Wednesday (12 October) gave a lukewarm reception to the landmark deal reached by the 191 members of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to limit aviation emissions.

Transport 12-10-2016

EU airline pollution curbs stay in the air until next year

A European Union decision on whether to include international flights in its scheme to curb airline pollution will not come until next year at the earliest after the bloc's executive has assessed a global deal which was finally approved last week.

Transport 07-10-2016

Global deal on aviation emissions puts EU scheme under pressure

The 191 members of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) sealed a deal on Thursday (6 October) aimed at ensuring carbon neutral growth for the booming sector after 2020, calling into question the future of the EU's existing scheme to reduce airlines emissions.

Transport 30-09-2016

Europe sees ICAO deal to curb aviation emissions within reach

Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said she was “cautiously optimistic” about reaching an agreement to limit CO2 gases emitted by passenger jets starting in 2021, following meetings at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) conference in Montreal this week.

The aviation industry wants to reduce its dependence on fossil fuel partly to reduce its impact on the environment. [Photo by Timothy Spence]
Transport 23-09-2016

ICAO’s carbon offset plan for aviation is a threat to Paris Agreement

Forests have long been seen as a potential source of cheap and attractive offsets to compensate for the airline industry’s growing climate impact. However, there is one flaw. They don’t work, even by the ICAO’s own standards, writes Hannah Mowat.

Transport 13-09-2016

EU solicits support for watered down aviation emissions deal

On the eve of the International Civil Aviation Organisation conference in Montreal, the EU is redoubling its efforts to bring in as many countries as possible to limit aviation emissions starting in 2021.

Randy Tinseth speaks to EURACTIV at the 2016 Farnborough airshow
Transport 15-07-2016

Boeing: ‘UK’s aviation policy is in question after Brexit’

US aircraft maker Boeing confirmed its commitment to the UK's aviation sector during the Farnborough Airshow. But in the long run, the uncertainty generated by the country's exit from the European Union will be hard for business, says its Vice-President, Randy Tinseth.

Transport 12-07-2016

Aviation industry preparing for ‘eleventh hour’ deal on emission trading

An agreement on curbing emissions from international flights will be reached at the ICAO general assembly this autumn, according to industry sources, while biofuels continue to struggle to emerge as a long-term solution for greening the sector.

Hackers bombard aviation sector with over 1,000 attacks per month

As airlines and airports increasingly become targets of cyber attacks, the EU’s aviation safety agency has urged taking cyber threats “seriously” by launching a common strategy.

Transport 01-06-2016

Member states haggle over ‘low-carbon mobility’ goals

The European Commission is having “very intense discussions” with member states over the individual emissions reduction percentage that they will be assigned to reduce emissions in sectors not covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme, a top EU official told journalists today (31 May).

Transport 08-02-2016

ICAO seeks to end rift on new aircraft emission rules

Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday (7 February) as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing and the Airbus Group's production of the largest jetliners and cargo aircraft.

Transport 29-01-2016

UN rejects EU request to attend green aviation meeting

EXCLUSIVE / The United Nations’ agency for aviation, the ICAO, has snubbed a request by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to allow MEPs to sit in on a crunch meeting to reduce the industry’s contribution to climate change.

Transport 23-09-2015

Report: UN agency delays plane tracking proposal

The United Nations agency that oversees civil aviation may delay a plan to require that airlines track the location of their planes by two years, to 2018, according to an internal report seen by Reuters.

Transport 08-09-2015

Civil aviation falling short of climate commitments

Energy efficiency in aviation is improving too slowly, and the sector is set to miss its climate objectives, a recent study by the International Council on Clean Transport has found. Journal de l'Environnement reports

Transport 17-06-2015

Engine executive: Using technology to trim aircraft emissions

SPECIAL REPORT / Building aircraft propulsion systems involves a balancing act between reducing fuel use and addressing noise and air pollution, a leading engine executive tells EURACTIV at the Paris Air Show.

Global Europe 15-04-2015

EU report on airliner incidents makes no mention of Russia

The European Aviation Safety Agency published a report today (15 April) bearing the title Occurrences over the high seas involving military aircraft in 2014.

Transport 03-02-2015

Kallas: Europe must reduce subsidies to transport

EU governments pour too much public money into obsolete enterprises and thereby keep low-quality transport services going when they should not be allowed to do so, said Siim Kallas in an interview reflecting on his legacy as Commission Vice-President in the Barroso II team.

Transport 10-12-2014

EU mulls introducing flight-tracking unilaterally

The European Union is weighing plans to impose flight-tracking unilaterally in response to the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner, threatening a backlash from airlines over timing and costs, people familiar with the matter said.

Aviation 01-08-2014

Cleaner and Quieter Aviation: Farnborough International Airshow 2014

The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long aerospace and defense trade exhibition. The airshow took place between 14 and 20 July and saw 72 billion dollars of orders announced.

Transport 04-04-2014

EU fails to curb aviation emissions

MEPs voted in favor of a watered down deal on aviation emissions on 3 April, after the EU Commission backed down from its own proposal a day before.

Transport 07-03-2014

Kallas: Global aviation emissions talks ‘a nightmare’

As the EU institutions found a fragile compromise on the emissions trading scheme for aviation, the EU commissioner in charge of transport said the EU executive was still “committed to the ETS” and put the blame on member states for its failure.