Tag: IATA

IATA calls on EU to include SAF in European Green Deal

IATA calls on EU to include SAF in European Green Deal

December 10, 2019 |

In Spain, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the European Union to support aviation’s energy transition to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of the bloc’s Green Deal, being launched Wednesday. The industry believes that achieving 2% of global jet fuel from non-fossil sources by 2025 could create a tipping point for production and […]

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IATA slams French eco aviation tax as impeding transition to biofuels

IATA slams French eco aviation tax as impeding transition to biofuels

July 10, 2019 |

In France, the International Air Travel Association says that the new eco aviation carbon tax announced recently in France is misguided and goes counter to helping airlines transition towards cleaner fuels. It will also damage EUR100 billion that aviation generates for the French economy, and 500,000 new jobs are at risk from the lack of […]

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IATA overwhelmingly approves carbon offsetting scheme while promoting sustainable fuels

IATA overwhelmingly approves carbon offsetting scheme while promoting sustainable fuels

June 3, 2019 |

In South Korea, the International Air Transport Association’s AGM overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue important work for full implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) agreed through the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). CORSIA is the first global carbon pricing instrument for an industry sector. […]

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IATA wants one billion passengers to fly on biofuels by 2025

IATA wants one billion passengers to fly on biofuels by 2025

February 28, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the tenth anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel. The […]

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IATA’s green push for airlines making progress

IATA’s green push for airlines making progress

January 15, 2015 |

In Switzerland, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that five airlines have recently successfully completed stages of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program. IEnvA is an innovative, voluntary, two-stage evaluation process designed to drive airline environmental performance improvements through independent assessment. Finnair and South African Airways have completed the IEnvA Stage 2 assessment, the […]

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IATA urges biofuels cooperation in Eastern Europe

IATA urges biofuels cooperation in Eastern Europe

September 16, 2013 |

In Europe, IATA is urging the governments of Eastern Europe to consider three areas for partnership with the aviation industry, citing the biofuels industry as a tool to unite the countries. Sustainable biofuels, IATA argued, will be a part of the long-term environmental solution, and will help to avoid trade wars. Camelina grown in Romania […]

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“Not a good idea to use vegetable oils for biofuels – make carbs and use microbes as oil factories.”

“Not a good idea to use vegetable oils for biofuels – make carbs and use microbes as oil factories.”

September 2, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: Harvard: Biofuels, energy security, the environment and human health: A research round-up from @JournoResource Hardeman @aeropolitics @IATA @icao 1.5% target is within airlines’ own scope; 2% only possible if govts step up efforts on ATM and sust biofuels PSOEurope Stephanopoulos: not a good idea to use vetetable oils for biofuels – make carbs and […]

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IATA Agrees on Breakthrough International Carbon-Offsetting Measure

IATA Agrees on Breakthrough International Carbon-Offsetting Measure

June 3, 2013 |

In South Africa, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has agreed on a global approach to reduce carbon emissions in the airline industry. The breakthrough resolution was endorsed by the 240-member airlines at its annual general meeting, and will help governments establish procedures for a single market-based carbon-offsetting measure.

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IATA chief says governments can build strong aviation biofuels in 6 ways

IATA chief says governments can build strong aviation biofuels in 6 ways

November 21, 2011 |

In France, Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, outlined six steps for governments to promote the successful commercialization of sustainable biofuels: (1) foster research into new feedstock sources and refining processes, (2) de-risk public and private investments in aviation biofuels, (3) provide incentives for airlines to use biofuels from […]

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IATA says too soon for aviation biofuels at scale; aims for 6% switch by 2020

IATA says too soon for aviation biofuels at scale; aims for 6% switch by 2020

June 13, 2011 |

In Singapore, IATA’s Director for Aviation Environment Paul Steele communicated that it is unrealistic for the industry to switch to biofuels now because of the high price and lack of supply, despite his indication that the industry would like to fly 100 percent jet biofuels as soon as possible. IATA strives to replace 6 percent […]

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