Press Releases

  • Aviation’s important role in small island state economies

  • 31 August 2014: Geneva, 1 September 2014 – As leaders from small island states around the world gather in Samoa for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, a group representing the aviation industry today applauded the conference’s support for both sustainable tourism strategies and the development of sustainable transport systems in the small island states.

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  • Government partnership needed for green growth in air travel

  • 29 April 2014: Geneva – The air transport industry currently supports 58.1 million jobs and $2.4 trillion in global gross domestic product, according to a new study released today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) at its Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. The report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders looks at the economic and social benefits of the commercial aviation industry around the world and examines the sector’s environmental progress.

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  • Air Transport Action Group welcomes new executive director

  • 29 April 2014: Geneva - The Air Transport Action Group’s (ATAG) new executive director, Michael Gill, has taken his position today leading the cross aviation industry coalition on sustainable growth of air transport. He replaces Paul Steele who held the role for six years.

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  • Sustainable future of aviation to be discussed at Geneva summit

  • 28 April 2014: Geneva – Aviation industry experts will gather in Geneva, Switzerland tomorrow for the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit. Around 250 delegates from 50 countries are representing the industry, governments and civil society at the talks which aim to provide a long-term view of the growth of air transport around the world. The Summit is coordinated by the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), which coordinates aviation sustainability policy.

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  • Historic agreement on aviation climate emissions

  • 04 October 2013: Montréal, 4 October 2013 – The aviation industry today hailed a significant development on climate change issues made at a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN specialised agency for aviation. After two weeks of tense negotiations, following many years of discussions, delegates representing 191 countries have agreed a resolution charting the way forward for tackling aviation’s climate change impact.

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  • Industry intervention at ICAO Assembly, 3 October

  • 04 October 2013: Thank you Mr Chairman for giving industry the opportunity to contribute to your discussions.

    Distinguished delegates, dear colleagues,

    I am speaking on behalf of the collective worldwide aviation industry, represented here by: ACI representing the world’s airports, CANSO for the air navigation service providers, IATA for the world’s airlines, IBAC for business aviation and ICCAIA for the airframe and engine manufacturers.

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  • Aviation industry makes strong call for action at ICAO Assembly

  • 19 September 2013: Geneva, 19 September 2013 – Delegates from 191 countries meet in Montreal next week for the 38th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly. Ahead of the meeting, representatives of the global air transport industry, covering airlines, airports, air navigation service providers, aerospace manufacturers and business aviation, issued a strong call for action by governments to support the industry’s efforts in reducing the climate impact of the sector.

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  • Aviation supports 26.8 million APEC jobs

  • 04 September 2013: Geneva and Tokyo, 04 September 2013 – As Ministers of Transport from across the APEC region gather in Tokyo, a new report has been released by the cross-industry aviation organisation the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), looking at the role aviation plays in the APEC region. The report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders APEC, reveals that aviation supports some 26.8 million jobs and $1.1 trillion in GDP across the 21 APEC economies.

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  • Aviation industry use Montréal event to discuss key environmental policy issue

  • 13 May 2013: Montréal, 12 May 2013 – Around 200 delegates from 44 countries are meeting in Montréal on Monday ahead of crucial environment discussions set to take place at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in September. Tomorrow’s meeting, organised by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), a cross-industry sustainable aviation organisation, will explore a number of aviation environmental issues on the international agenda.

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  • Building sustainable air transport for the Asian Century

  • 25 February 2013: Melbourne, 25 February 2013 – Aviation leaders are meeting at the inaugural Asia-Pacific Aviation / Aerospace Leaders Summit today in Melbourne. The Summit is an opportunity for industry leaders from across Asia-Pacific to work together to ensure the sustainable growth of aviation as the region becomes the world’s economic and aviation powerhouse.

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