Press Releases

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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  • Aviation industry to explore sustainable future in Latin America

  • 01 July 2011: Geneva – The Latin American aviation industry will gather in Rio de Janeiro at the end of July for the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) Latin America Sustainable Aviation Workshop. The event will bring together leaders from across the sector together with government representatives to discuss the economic, social and environmental challenges that growth in aviation brings and how air transport is overcoming those challenges.

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  • New report tracks aviation biofuels collaboration

  • 24 March 2011: Rotterdam - The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today released a new report, Powering the Future of Flight, which tracks progress in some key aviation biofuels projects worldwide and provides policymakers with a few examples of how they can help the deployment of biojet fuel.

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  • Aviation industry demands that governments deliver global emissions framework

  • 17 September 2010: Geneva - In a strong message to governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 37th Assembly in 11 days in Montreal, leaders from across the air transport industry today called on them to endorse a set of ambitious targets for reducing aviation emissions end establish a global policy framework to deliver them.

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  • ATAG grows with addition of new high-level members

  • 16 September 2010: Geneva - The Air Transport Action Group, the only global organisation to represent all sectors of the aviation industry, has announced at the global Aviation & Environment Summit the addition of a new Board member: Honeywell Aerospace; and two new associate members: ATR and the Aerospace Industries Association.

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  • Global Summit to showcase aviation carbon reduction

  • 15 September 2010: Geneva - The global aviation industry gathers in Geneva, Switzerland tomorrow for the fifth Aviation & Environment Summit where it expects to clearly demonstrate the progress it has been making to deliver on a set of unprecedented environmental targets.

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