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NBAA says CORSIA adoption brings no changes to business aviation

NBAA has offered a statement on the ICAO’s adoption of the CORSIA rules, which was met with applause by parts of the aviation industry recently. The organisation says that it brings no ‘significant’ changes to the business aviation industry.

The NBAA said: “The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council has formally adopted a series of technical rules for the measurement and reporting of carbon emissions from aircraft under the upcoming Carbon Offsetting Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

Scheduled for implementation in January 2019, CORSIA aims to cap worldwide carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from aviation. International operators emitting more than 10,000 metric tons of CO2 annually on flights between approximately 74 participating nations will be required to purchase carbon credits to offset growth above 2020 CO2 levels.

Steve Brown, NBAA chief operating officer, noted the Standards and Recommended Practices represent the logical progression of steps necessary for the implementation of CORSIA, and pose no significant changes from prior ICAO guidance for the industry.

“NBAA is pleased to see this process continue to unfold in line with our expectations, and we commend ICAO for continuing to mature this program and provide guidance and information that we believe is useful and helpful to operators,” he said.

“Our industry remains committed to demonstrating good environmental stewardship, and NBAA will continue our involvement in this process through IBAC as development continues.”

Brown added that CORSIA requirements are in line with measures previously outlined through the 2009 Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change that included a pledge for carbon-neutral growth across the global business aviation industry after 2020.