EBAA signs European declaration on decarbonisation of aviation
February 7 2022, Brussels. The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), signed a European declaration on decarbonising aviation, under the French presidency at the Aviation Summit on the 3rd and 4th of February in Toulouse.
At the summit, The European Commission, the 27 EU Member States, and 10 other Member States of the European Civil Aviation Conference (Albania, Georgia, Iceland, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) affirmed their support for the goal of achieving carbon neutrality in the air transport sector by 2050. Nearly 150 companies and stakeholders (federations, trade unions, etc.) from the air and energy sector including EBAA, Airbus, Safran, Dassault, Aéroports de Paris, Vinci Airports, Air France-KLM, IAG, Easyjet, ATR, Thales, Boeing, TotalEnergies, Shell, Suez and Neste also supported this commitment alongside them.
“We are proud to have joined in the European effort towards a brighter future of aviation,” Said EBAA Secretary-General Athar Husain Khan. “Business aviation was well represented at the Aviation Summit, with some key EBAA members affirming their support and commitment to the declaration”, he continued.
The United States of America, Canada, Morocco and Japan also took part and contributed their support, attesting to the historic significance of this unprecedented declaration.
“Today, a new chapter in aviation history is being opened. In committing to reducing the carbon emissions of air transport by 2050, Europe is leading by example. All of us – governments, industry stakeholders, associations – have come together to rally behind this goal. We shall proudly and in unison uphold it on an international level.” said French Minister for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari