Preparing the industry


After 2020, technological, infrastructural and operational efficiency measures will be complemented by the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation – better known as CORSIA. The adoption of CORSIA by governments meeting at ICAO is the first climate measure of its type for any global industry and is a solution which will help airlines achieve carbon-neutral growth in a cost-efficient way, while avoiding a complex patchwork of uncoordinated schemes.

Whilst CORSIA does not take effect fully until the end of 2020, all operators are required to monitor their emissions from January 1 2019. Aircraft operators must have the systems to monitor fuel use in place, and manage data flow effectively.

Several industry associations (ATAG, IATA, IBAC and the regional airline associations) have taken part in the Countdown to CORSIA campaign to ensure that aircraft operators are ready to implement the scheme.

CORSIA capacity building

The industry conducts workshops in different parts of the world to help aircraft operators prepare for CORSIA. This includes preparing emissions monitoring plans and emissions reports to be verified and submitted to the authority. Participation is free and open to all operators (IATA and non-IATA) and authorities.

In 2019, IATA holds a series of workshops focused on emissions reports and verification. The objective is to help operators prepare for the verification of their emissions data and the submission of their emissions report. See the IATA website under Workshops for more information.

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