Latest update 14/12/2016: please see below for more details.
ERA chairs the Council for Environmentally Friendly Aviation (CEFA), an important discussion forum that brings together the major airline and airport associations in Europe, as well as the key aviation manufacturers. Its main objective is to discuss, plan and coordinate joint actions in the field of aviation environmental protection.
CEFA works to coordinate industry policy as well as working on ways of promoting aviation's activities in the area of the environment.
CEFA's members include (in addition to ERA) the Association of European Airlines (AEA); the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD); the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA); the European Express Carriers Association (EEA); the European Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA); the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the International Air Carrier Association (IACA).
Latest update 14/12/2016: The October meeting, hosted by Airbus/EADS in Brussels, was attended by representatives from A4E, Airbus, ASD, Boeing, EBAA, EEA, EUROCONTROL, GE, IACA, Rolls-Royce and SAFRAN and was complemented by three interesting presentations by the Head of Unit EU ETS from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Change (DG CLIMA) and by EASA and IATA.
DG CLIMA shared the latest position taken by the EU States following the adoption by ICAO of the Global Market-Based Mechanism (MBM) to tackle CO2 emissions from aviation. The Commission also presented the EU’s views on the potential evolution of the current EU ETS legislation, which is expected to be reviewed in 2017 based on the outcome of the ICAO General Assembly.
IATA provided a useful summary of the industry’s position on the upcoming revision of the EU Renewable Energy Directive. Finally, EASA presented the Agency’s imminent plan to collect noise performance data from EU operators, as foreseen by EU Regulation 598/2014.
The next CEFA meeting will be hosted by EBAA in Brussels on 26 January 2017 (1330-1630).
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