Our activities

  • 39th ICAO Assembly
  • The world's governments met in Montreal from 27 September to 6 October 2016 for the 39th ICAO Assembly. The key item for discussion was an agreement on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (aka the CORSIA). The aviation industry is fully engaged and supportive of the scheme. On this page you will find resources for background information on the scheme, press materials and statements from the industry, coordinated by the Air Transport Action Group.

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  • Sustainable aviation biofuels
  • One of the most exciting areas of green development in aviation is the introduction of sustainable aviation biofuels. Following a series of test flights from 2008 to 2011, the aviation industry was given approval to use biofuels in passenger flights. Now that technical hurdles are overcome, the challenge of commercialisation needs to be tackled.

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  • Sustainable development
  • Aviation is one of the world's great connectors of people, trade and tourism. It enhances the prosperity of communities it serves and provides jobs, skills and opportunities. As with any industry, it also has an environmental impact. ATAG and the aviation industry are committed to continuing to provide the many benefits of aviation, while reducing its footprint on our planet.

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  • Industry collaboration
  • ATAG has had tremendous success in bringing together industry players from the commercial aviation industry, especially with respect to addressing the industry’s response to reducing aviation emissions.

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  • Climate change
  • At ATAG’s 2008 Aviation & Environment Summit, aviation leaders delivered a strategic vision for aviation’s sustainable development when the CEOs and presidents of all major global players in aviation signed the Commitment to Action on Climate Change.

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  • Social and economic benefits of aviation
  • Aviation is the real world wide web – a network of airlines, airports and air traffic control organisations that link the major cities and small communities of the world 24 hours a day with very advanced aircraft. Aviation provides some 56.6 million jobs worldwide and $2.2 trillion of global GDP.

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38th ICAO Assembly

The world's governments met in Montreal in September 2013 for the 38th ICAO Assembly. This event, taking place every three years, brings together national aviation experts to discuss various issues of importance to the world's civil aviation. One of the most high-profile topics at the 2013 Assembly was climate change and the need to develop a global market-based measure to deal with aviation's climate change impact.

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Intermodality

Intermodality, an integrated approach between transport systems such as rail and air services, is high on the political agenda in Europe and increasingly so in other parts of the world.

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Industry communications

ATAG plays an active role in bringing together commercial aviation industry partners worldwide to improve communications about the industry.

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