US airlines attack Germany’s planned air ticket tax

By |november 4th, 2019|Aviation and airlines, aviation emissions, Germany, Henrik Hololei, News, United States|

A group of US airlines has insisted that Germany’s plan to tax air tickets undermines a UN agreement on offsetting emissions from international aviation, a line of argument that is also casting doubt on the EU’s flagship emissions trading scheme (ETS).

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UK airline industry calls on government to spur sector to net-zero

By |oktober 18th, 2019|2050 climate strategy, Airlines, Aviation and airlines, EU long term strategy 2050, net zero, News|

The industry body for UK airlines believes that a renewed partnership with the Government can help the sector achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, as long as investment opportunities into green technologies are created. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net...

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Air travel growth suggests ‘sustainable’ and ‘development’ are not compatible

By |oktober 4th, 2019|air travel, Aviation and airlines, aviation ETS, News, Sustainable Development Goals, UN Sustainable Development Summit|

Air travel is not the only threat to life on earth, but it is a useful barometer of runaway economic growth and development that, if allowed to continue unmitigated, will irreparably harm the planet, writes Jonathan Gornall.

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France to impose green tax on plane tickets

By |julij 10th, 2019|air transport, Aviation and airlines, aviation ETS, News|

France announced Tuesday (9 July) it would impose new taxes on plane tickets of up to €18 per flight, joining other EU states seeking to limit the environmental impact of air travel.

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The UN is failing on all fronts to tackle the climate impact of flying

By |junij 6th, 2018|Aviation and airlines, aviation biofuels, aviation emissions, ICAO, News|

ICAO's proposed offsetting scheme for aviation emissions, known as CORSIA, will cover a mere 6% of projected CO2 emissions accumulated to 2050, writes Bill Hemmings, saying CORSIA fails the Paris Agreement test miserably.

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Half of European flights at risk of delay after computer failure

By |april 4th, 2018|air transport, Aviation and airlines, Eurocontrol, News|

European air travellers faced mass disruption on Tuesday (3 April) with up to half of all flights delayed after the system that manages air traffic for the continent broke down.

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To help fix EU budget, end aviation’s tax break

By |februar 26th, 2018|Aviation and airlines, aviation emissions, aviation emissions trading scheme, aviation ETS, EU budget, EU budget 2020-2027, EU budget summit, News, VAT|

The European Commission’s move to make it administratively easier to calculate and charge VAT on passenger transport is welcome and long overdue, writes Bill Hemmings. But instead of abolishing VAT breaks for airline tickets, the EU plan will make a weekend trip treated the same as “necessities” such as foodstuffs, or pharmaceutical products, he warns.

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EU could dash hopes for UK to remain in aviation safety agency

By |januar 26th, 2018|air safety, Aviation and airlines, aviation safety, European Aviation Safety, News|

Britain could be excluded from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after it quits the EU, raising the prospect of increased certification costs for airlines and manufacturers and dashing London's hopes of keeping its membership.

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‘We can live with this’: How Airbus was allowed write its own climate rules

By |november 29th, 2017|Airbus, Aviation and airlines, aviation emissions, aviation emissions trading scheme, aviation ETS, ICAO, News|

E-mail exchanges between the European Commission and Airbus show how the European aircraft manufacturer was offered privileged access to the EU decision-making process, allowing it to write its own environmental rules, writes Andrew Murphy.

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Airbus exec.: EU ‘bonus’ for aviation biofuels may be too little

By |oktober 16th, 2017|Aviation and airlines, aviation biofuels, aviation emissions, aviation ETS, greening aviation, International Civil Aviation Organization, News|

The European Commission’s proposal to incentivise the production of biofuels for aircraft with a 20% “multiplier” goes in the right direction, says Thierry Nowaczyk from Airbus. The question is whether this is enough to fill the price gap with fossil-based kerosene, he told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

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