Whilst a number of details about the scheme will be worked out over the next years, all airlines and aircraft operators will need to start planning for how they will implement. Here is an initial checklist of actions for your company:



  • Designate a focal point for CORSIA

    Each airline should choose a focal point to help ensure that you have all the information you need to comply with CORSIA. They should register for updates at [email protected] straightaway!
  • Participate in capacity-building

    IATA and the regional airline associations will be running a series of webinars and training opportunities over the coming 18 months – all airlines should try to take part in these sessions to ensure you are ready to comply with the CORSIA.
  • Map existing resources and data flows

    Start by working out which emissions and fuel data you already monitor and how you do that - the IATA FRED tool is a good start to get familiar with the fuel measurement methods and reporting of emissions. Monitoring fuel use can provide valuable operational data to help improve fuel efficiency.




  • Fill resource or expertise gaps in your company

    Based on the mapping of existing resources, airlines should identify gaps in their resources. These gaps should be filled by training staff or hiring experts.
  • Adapt data collection systems and data flows for CORSIA

    You should ensure that your data collection systems are fit to handle data flows under CORSIA. If necessary, additional IT tools or data collection procedures should be developed and implemented.
  • Identify contact points in administering authority

    Make sure you know who to contact for questions and guidance in your administering authority. Each airline will report to the authorities of the State in which they are registered.




  • Submit Emissions Monitoring Plan

    One of the first steps under CORSIA will be the requirement for each operator to develop an emissions monitoring plan. The emissions monitoring plan will detail the methods that will be used to monitor fuel use and calculate emissions and data management, flow and control.
  • Select a verification agency

    Prior to submitting their annual emissions reports to administering authorities, aircraft operators will need to have their data checked by an external verifier. Airlines may wish to identify a suitable agency in advance.
  • Start emissions monitoring on 1 January 2019

    As the baseline for the CORSIA will be set using the average emissions between 2019 and 2020, all aircraft operators will need to start monitoring their CO2 emissions in 2019.

Download CORSIA Checklist