Airbus Welcomes Industry Agreement Signed at ICAO Assembly
First-ever Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for international aviation
Toulouse, October 7, 2016: Airbus welcomes the climate agreement reached by governments at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, October 5th. The agreement puts in place the world’s first Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). This represents a key pillar in the aviation industry’s climate action plan alongside technology improvements (including sustainable fuels), efficient operations and improved infrastructure.
“This is a crucial year for the global aviation community and ICAO. Following the successful agreement of a CO2 certification standard for aircraft in February this year, the international carbon offset plan is another key milestone in supporting the aviation industry’s commitment in reducing CO2 emissions”, said Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO of Airbus.
“Airbus is fully committed to all pillars of the industry’s climate action plan through delivering the world’s most fuel efficient aircraft, supporting air traffic management and airport operations improvements around the world and facilitating the wider adoption of sustainable alternative fuels”, Fabrice Brégier added.