Press Releases

  • ATAG and GARDN sign agreement to promote environmental research in aviation

  • 22 March 2012: Geneva - The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Canada's Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) took the opportunity of the 6th Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva to sign a cooperation agreement. The two organizations intend to build on their respective mandates and networks to further foster and promote environmental research in aviation, particularly in the areas of sustainable aviation biofuels, sustainable development, industry collaboration and climate change.

    Read more
  • ATAG welcomes ATR to Board of Directors

  • 21 March 2012: The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today welcomes regional aircraft manufacturer ATR to its Board of Directors. ATR, the one of the world’s largest regional aircraft manufacturers, will join other airframe companies Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer and the other industry partners on the Board of ATAG.

    Read more
  • Air transport provides jobs and sustainable economic growth

  • 21 March 2012: Geneva – Over 56 million jobs worldwide and $2.2 trillion in GDP are supported by aviation, according to a new report released today at the global Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva. The report, Aviation: benefits beyond borders, was produced by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Oxford Economics. It outlines an industry that plays a larger role in the global economy than many would expect.

    Read more
  • Aviation plays important role in African economy, could help drive further growth

  • 21 March 2012: Geneva – In Africa more than 6 million jobs and $67.8 billion in GDP are supported by aviation, according to a new report released today at the Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva. The report, Aviation: benefits beyond borders, was produced by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Oxford Economics. It outlines an industry that plays a larger role in both the African and global economy than many would expect.

     

    Read more
  • Sustainable growth of Asia-Pacific economies through air travel

  • 21 March 2012: Geneva, 21 March 2012 – Over 24 million jobs and $470 billion in GDP in the Asia-Pacific region are supported by aviation, according to a new report released today at the Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva. The report, Aviation: benefits beyond borders, was produced by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Oxford Economics. It outlines an industry that plays a larger role in both the Asia-Pacific and global economy than many would expect.

     

    Read more
  • Air transport supports four million jobs and has the potential to provide for sustainable development across Latin America

  • 21 March 2012: Geneva – In Latin America and the Caribbean more than four million jobs and $107 billion in GDP are supported by aviation, according to a new report released today at the Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva. The report, Aviation: benefits beyond borders, was produced by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Oxford Economics. It outlines an industry that plays a larger role in both the Latin American, Caribbean and global economy than many would expect.

     

    Read more
  • COP17 outcome - an aviation perspective

  • 11 December 2011: Negotiators from Parties at COP17 were under significant pressure to deliver on two items: the Green Climate Fund and a clearer picture of the future of the Kyoto Protocol. In the end, after more than 36 hour’s extension to the deliberations, COP17 resulted in a few key decisions after the President of the COP closed the meeting at 05:00 on Sunday morning.

    Read more
  • Aviation biofuels: a big opportunity for Asian business and governments

  • 27 September 2011: Hong Kong, 27 September 2011 – Last year, the world's airlines spent $140 billion on jet fuel. Now, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), an organisation representing parties from across the aviation industry, says that governments across Asia could be getting a slice of that by kick-starting development of a new source of energy for flights. In July, the global standards agency ASTM International gave approval for airlines to start flying on biofuels made using the Hydrotreated Renewable Jet (HRJ) process. This followed approval for fuels using Biomass-to-Liquid (BtL) in their production. It opens the door for airlines to fly commercial flights using up to 50% biofuels and a number of airlines have started to do so.

    Read more
  • Latin American aviation providing sustainable growth

  • 25 July 2011: Rio de Janeiro – Aviation is taking a responsible approach to environmental issues, according to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), which is hosting a sustainable aviation workshop in Rio de Janeiro today. ATAG Executive Director, Paul Steele, says that no other industry is doing more to reduce its emissions, “It’s very gratifying to see airlines, airports, air traffic control providers and aircraft makers all over the world putting so much effort into reducing the impact that aviation has on the environment.”

    Read more
  • Air transport providing economic boost to Latin America

  • 25 July 2011: Rio de Janeiro – Leaders in the Latin America aviation industry are meeting in Brazil for a workshop on sustainable aviation. The event brings together experts from airports, airlines, air traffic control providers, aircraft and engine manufacturers and governments. It will explore the challenges that arise from growth in aviation across Latin America and how the industry and governments can work together to solve these challenges.

    Read more
  • Showing 41 - 50 of 81 results, 9 pages