Joint Open Letter

EU COVID-19 green recovery funding for the decarbonisation of civil aviation

On 24 June, EBAA along with Europe’s leading air transport associations sent an open letter to EU Ministers and European Commissioners urging to prioritise specific decarbonisation initiatives in their allocation of future COVID-19 recovery funding.

Measures the letter calls for include:

  • Boosting the production and uptake of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) in Europe through a dedicated and stable set of policy measures and public investment plans;
  • Implementing a green incentive scheme for airlines and aircraft operators to replace older aircraft with more modern and environmentally friendly aircraft;
  • an increase in public funding and public co-funding rates for civil aviation research and innovation;
  • continued investment in the European Air Traffic Management system, and investment in sustainable airport and heliport infrastructure.

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