Airbus welcomes European Commission response to ICAO Council outcome

Aviation industry moves one step closer to a global solution on aviation emissions

12 November 2012 Press Release

Airbus is encouraged by the European Commission’s proposal to “stop the clock” on the enforcement of the inclusion of aviation in the EU ETS to and from European countries until after the ICAO General Assembly next Autumn, following the constructive outcome of last week’s ICAO Council. 

Speaking after the ICAO Council meeting, Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier thanked both the UN’s civil aviation body and the European Commission for their leadership: “Last week’s ICAO Council brings the aviation industry one step closer to a coordinated, globally-acceptable approach to better-manage civil aviation emissions. The positive cooperation between ICAO and the European Commission provides the international community with a real chance to make progress on a worldwide agreement on aviation CO2 emissions, and to prepare a sustainable future for international aviation.”