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European Aviation Industry Faces Further Scrutiny and Costs Over Emissions

The discussion on the aviation industry’s impact on climate change continued in Europe this month with the conclusion on Sunday of a two-week United Nations climate conference (COP 25) in Madrid and the European Commission (EC) releasing a "European Green Deal" last week. Airline executives were watching both events closely as the industry seeks to finalise rules on which programs would be a focus for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). CORSIA…

ICAO General Assembly Draws To A Close In Montreal

For the past two weeks the representatives of all the 193 States that are members of ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, have been reunited at the ICAO Headquarter in Montreal, Canada for the 40th General Assembly. The gathering, which takes place every three years, provides the opportunity to have…

Families of MH370 Victims Demand New Search

Five years ago, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean without much of a trace. Only a few wreckage pieces were found floating in the ocean or washed ashore by sea currents hundreds of miles away. A number of relatives who had loved ones aboard flight MH370 now…

ICAO Redefines Fossil Fuels in Attempt to Reduce Global Aviation…

Much to the dismay of environmentalists, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, came to an agreement to declare fossil fuels as “green alternative fuels” to help reduce carbon emissions by the global aviation industry. The agreement is a real head-scratcher for most, requiring a…

Global Emissions Standard Close to Being Adopted

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is close to adopting a global CO2 emissions standard after making significant progress in the past week. The new environmental measure was unanimously recommended by the 170 international experts on ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), paving the way for its ultimate adoption by…