FGA response to ReFuel Aviation Survey

Ricardo was appointed by the European Commission (DG MOVE) to carry out a support study for the impact assessment of the ReFuelEU Aviation initiative. FGA was invited as a stakeholder of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development and debate to respond to a survey recently sent out by the European Commission. We responded to the …

EU aviation alliance support for green recovery

The aviation industry losses will amount to $88 billion this year having lost up to 80% of traffic (IATA) due to the pandemic. It has been estimated that the industry will take between 2-5 years to recover but strong leadership has been demonstrated by a progressive move by the industry to campaign for green recovery.  …

The European Commission’s Decision to Support a Revised CORSIA 2019 Baseline

What is CORSIA? CORSIA was designed by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and stands for Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation. “It’s a global market-based measure designed to offset international aviation CO2 emissions to help stabilize emission levels from 2020 onwards. Through this measure, offsetting of CO2 will be achieved through the …

Who will keep the party going?

Last week we spoke to a few leading organisations working in the aviation industry to name a few IATA and EBAA. It is understood that the aviation industry is fully in crisis, predictions ranging from a 2 year recovery to up to 5 years to recover. There are certain planes (A380, B747) that won’t fly …

Green recovery alliance: reboot & reboost

‘After the crisis, the time will come to rebuild. This moment of recovery will be an opportunity to rethink our society and develop a new model of prosperity. This new model will have to answer to our needs and priorities.’ – GreenRecovery – Pascal Canfin 180 politicians, CEOs, Think Tanks , NGO and global leaders …

FGA response to ReFuelEU Aviation Consultation

FGA will be responding to the consultation that the European Commission opened March 24th and which closes 21st April.  We think this is an excellent opportunity and platform to share market experiences, discuss mechanisms and air industry views as a contribution toward the European Commission’s New Green Deal.  This is all the more relevant during a period where sustainable recovery of the …

Aviation Industry talks amid COVID-19 Crisis: sustainable long-term planning as the UN’s ICAO updates CORSIA – 13th March

Last Friday, 13th March, the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) approved the eligible emission units for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). This recent CORSIA update has opened up acceptance to further carbon offsetting schemes initially in a 2021-2023 pilot phase and has excluded old credits that are unlikely to bring real emissions reduction …

Debate on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in Europe

Held on 4th February, 2020 at EU Parliament in Brussels. This past Tuesday, February 4, FGA were invited to attend a debate about ‘Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in the EU’. The event was hosted by the Airport Regions Council (ARC) and held at the EU Parliament Building in Brussels. The debate marked the final installation …