Connie Hedegaard

December 3, 2012 - 3:10am

The business aviation lobby broadly welcomed the European Commission’s sudden suspension of the application of its controversial emissions trading scheme (ETS) for flights in and out of the European Union (EU). The move seems to head off the immediate threat of a trade war with major powers such as the U.S., China, Russia, India and Japan but, significantly, ETS will still apply to intra-EU flights, regardless of whether or not the operators involved are based in the EU.

November 19, 2012 - 9:45am

The airline lobby has broadly welcomed last week’s sudden announcement by the European Commission that it would suspend the application of its emissions trading scheme (ETS) for flights in and out of the European Union. However, European airlines have protested the fact that the ETS will still apply to intra-EU flights, arguing that the exception poses an anti-competitive cost burden that most non-EU operators will not now have to carry.

November 13, 2012 - 3:15pm

The European Commission (EC) has backed down in the face of mounting political pressure, announcing that it will suspend its requirement for non-European Union aircraft operators to comply with its emissions trading scheme (ETS).

November 12, 2012 - 12:05pm

The European Commission has suspended the implementation of its emissions trading scheme for international flights in and out of the European Union for 12 months on the grounds that it now expects to see a deal on a multilateral global alternative at the next ICAO Assembly.

October 3, 2011 - 5:05pm
Despite passenger traffic growth this year, ERA officials, including president M

Europe’s regional airlines achieved 7.1 percent passenger growth during the first six months of 2011, according to figures published by the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) at its annual general assembly held in Rome last week.

 
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