Jepp, ETS Team on Emissions Monitoring Solution
European Union Emission Trading Scheme
Airops Software is here at EBACE showing its new ProCharter aviation management software. ProCharter provides an aircraft and route cost calculator, monitors and records crew duty records and offers certificate administration. Of particular importance to European operators when the emissions trading scheme is instituted in 2012, ProCharter can provide emissions reports already verified for EU ETS reporting.
Business aircraft owners and operators struggling to comply with the European Union’s new emissions trading system (EU ETS) regulations have a new potential solution in a compliance management service that Basel-based Jet Aviation (Stand 7060) is touting at EBACE.
Where is business aviation with its ambitious long-term goals in cutting CO2 emissions? Back in November 2009, the industry’s main lobbying groups late issued a “commitment on climate change” that achieved pledges including an intent to be carbon neutral by 2020. Ahead of this week’s EBACE show, AIN reviewed the stated goals with the U.S.
Aircraft operators assigned to the UK for compliance with the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) are already facing additional costs, even before the requirement to pay for carbon emissions begins in January 2012. The operators concerned are being assessed with so-called subsistence charges to cover administrative costs for ETS.
Aircraft operators assigned to the UK for compliance with the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS) are already facing additional “subsistence” (read administrative) costs, even before the requirement to pay for carbon emissions begins in January. Unlike most EU states, the UK government is requiring its Environment Agency to recover these administrative costs in full and directly from operators.
It is astonishing to many operators outside Europe, but under the European Union’s emissions trading scheme they are accountable for their engines’ carbon dioxide emissions from the minute they take off for a flight to or from Europe–even for miles flown outside European airspace. So, a flight taking off from Paris, Texas, to fly to Paris, France, will “pay” for its emissions right across the Atlantic.
The European Commission has at last decided on the basis under which it will calculate the number of aviation allowances under the EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) starting January 1.
Colt International is now offering a “turnkey solution” for flight departments that must comply with the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS). The aviation fuel, flight support and insurance provider said its new Emission Reporting Program will ensure that operators comply with the March 31 deadline to submit verified 2010 emissions data.
Although there is a nominal deadline of Jan. 1, 2012 for implementing the European Union’s emissions trading scheme, NBAA has stressed that the EU has not issued a final statement about whether that timetable will hold.
With the fate of ETS very much up in the air, the association is telling its members who fly into EU countries to be aware of the pending plan and provide information to the proper authorities when it is requested.