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2012-07-31 10:21:32

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended the Senate Commerce Committee for approving a bill that would allow the Secretary of Transportation to prohibit U.S. aircraft operators from participating in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) because the scheme violates U.S. sovereignty and international law, and imposes a burdensome tax on U.S. airlines and...

2012-07-12 02:20:17

Path paved for new standard to govern future CO2( )Aviation Emissions ARLINGTON, Va., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) reached a critical milestone by formally establishing the metric that will form the basis of a new ICAO CO2 standard. The final agreement on the standard was made during a meeting in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Since 2010, when the ICAO Council directed CAEP to develop the standard, ICCAIA,...

2012-07-11 10:20:32

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) for achieving a critical milestone in its work to develop a first-of-its-kind carbon dioxide (CO2) standard for new aircraft. At meetings being held in St. Petersburg, Russia, CAEP agreed to the metric system that will be used...

2012-07-11 10:20:20

SEATTLE, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today commended the agreement reached by the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection on the metric system which will support the carbon dioxide (CO2) standard being developed for aircraft. Teams from ICAO's member states, the aerospace industry and non-governmental organizations have worked extensively on the development of the CO2 standard since it was directed by ICAO in 2010....

2012-07-09 22:20:14

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Industry leaders from the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and the Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA) exchanged views on a variety of topics Monday, ranging from CO(2) certification and biofuels to the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme. CEOs of some of the largest and most influential aerospace companies on both sides of the Atlantic discussed impacts of ETS implementation...

2012-06-28 06:22:05

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended the U.S. House of Representatives and its leadership for taking further action last night to protect U.S. airlines and their customers from participating in the illegal European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), which would tax the emissions of airlines that arrive to, from or within the EU covering the duration of the flight,...

2012-06-06 10:20:28

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today called on the United States to take immediate action to halt the application of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), which seeks to unlawfully tax U.S. airlines and establishes a dangerous precedent that could be used to tax the products and services of other U.S. industries. (Logo:...

2012-06-04 06:20:32

OTTAWA, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, today announced the release of Canada's Action Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aviation. The announcement was made at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum as part of Environment Week. "This Plan is good for the economy and good for the environment. It brings together the joint efforts of the aviation industry to increase...

2012-03-27 10:20:07

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Obama administration, U.S. Congress and the world's governments now united in their opposition to the application of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to international aviation, Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today appropriately ended its private lawsuit against the EU ETS and urged the administration to accelerate its work to reverse this...

2012-03-09 15:37:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for his unwavering support and efforts to overturn the application of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to U.S. airlines and aircraft operators. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111201/DC15444LOGO) "We commend Secretary LaHood for once again speaking out...