ICAO plan on aviation greenhouse gas emissions supported by ATA

European States decision questioned


The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), an industry trade organisation representing airlines in the US, has issued a statement supporting the adoption of a plan for further addressing greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The ATA stated that the ICAO's actions offer additional benefits on top of the current fuel and carbon efficiency records of US commercial airlines. In addition the ATA also expressed disappointment in the decision by the European States to "reserve" on the aspects of the ICAO Assembly plan that confirm that countries may impose emissions trading or environmental charges on the airlines of other countries only through mutual agreement.

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