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#AviationTax – Netherlands and eight other EU countries are calling for a European aviation tax

#AviationTax – Netherlands and eight other EU countries are calling for a European aviation tax

| November 8, 2019

Compared with other forms of transportation, flying is currently undertaxed and underpriced, even though air travel is the source of around 2.5% of global CO2 emissions. That is why the Netherlands, together with 8 other EU countries, is calling on the new European Commission to come up with a proposal for some form of aviation […]

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EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

| May 14, 2019

The non-governmental organization Transport and Environment has published a study, kept secret by the European Commission, on the consequences of a kerosene tax on aviation. In its study, the European Commission comes to the conclusion that an EU kerosene tax would reduce the CO2 emissions of European aviation by 11% without negative effects on the economy. […]

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#Aviation report: Commission calls for action to reduce delays and address capacity issues in the EU

#Aviation report: Commission calls for action to reduce delays and address capacity issues in the EU

| April 17, 2019

The European Commission has received recommendations by high-level aviation experts on the future of air traffic management in Europe. The so-called “wise persons group” was set up by the Commission to consider recent developments in European aviation, listen to the views of major air traffic management stakeholders and produce proposals on the future direction of […]

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EU and #Qatar reach #Aviation agreement

EU and #Qatar reach #Aviation agreement

| March 5, 2019

The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialled an aviation agreement on 4 March, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region. The agreement will upgrade the rules and standards for flights between Qatar and the EU, and will set a new global benchmark by committing to strong, […]

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#Airbus become majority partners in #Bombardier C Series, currently being challenged by US Commerce Department

#Airbus become majority partners in #Bombardier C Series, currently being challenged by US Commerce Department

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Airbus and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme. A corresponding agreement was signed today (17 October). The agreement brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create significant new value […]

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#Aviation supporting #SustainableDevelopmentGoals

#Aviation supporting #SustainableDevelopmentGoals

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today (3 October) released a new report at its Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, taking place in Geneva. Flying in Formation is a guide for the air transport industry to help understand the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in an aviation context. ATAG Executive Director, Michael Gill said: “We hope […]

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#ETS Aviation: British companies must not be allowed to ‘take advantage’ #Brexit

#ETS Aviation: British companies must not be allowed to ‘take advantage’ #Brexit

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Peoples’ Party (EPP) are concerned with the state of negotiations with the UK government. Unsure of whether the UK will opt for a so-called ‘hard brexit’ MEPs are factoring it into the discussions on the inclusion of aviation in the Emission Trading System (ETS). The EPP say that it is necessary to take […]

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