“The general aviation (GA) manufacturing industry is committed to addressing climate change by improving the fuel efficiency of aviation as the industry grows,” GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce said. “We are pleased to formally join with other stakeholders in aviation to work together under the ATAG umbrella.”
Bunce continued, “General Aviation, including business aviation, is a vital part of the transport infrastructure and is responsible for generating significant economic activity and creating good jobs around the world. We look forward to working with ATAG to ensure that the 39th General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2016 develops environmental standards for the industry that are technically feasible and economically reasonable, help to protect the environment, and allow aviation to grow on a sustainable basis for the long term.”
Background: The global business aviation industry, with the manufacturing sector represented by GAMA and the operator community represented by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) committed in 2009 to the following specific targets: a) Carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onward; b) An improvement in fuel efficiency of an average of 2 percent per year from 2009 until 2020; and, c) A reduction in total CO2 emissions of 50 percent by 2050 relative to 2005.