ATA disappointed by EU decision

The Air Transport Association of America has issued a statement criticising the decision by the
European Commission (EC) to include aviation in its emissions trading
scheme.“ATA is disappointed that the European Commission remains intent on
unilaterally covering the flights of non-European Union carriers in its
emissions trading scheme. This misguided decision clearly violates
international laws and bilateral air service agreements, and deferring
its implementation by one year does not change that outcome.

“The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is working on
appropriate multi-lateral solutions to address greenhouse gas emissions
of international aviation, including emissions trading guidance. The EU
is alone in its efforts to bypass that ongoing work. We urge the EU to
join with the rest of the world in working through ICAO to find
constructive solutions to this issue.”