Business Aviation Sector Agrees to Reduce Emissions 50% by 2050
The associations plan for a reduction in carbon emissions of 50 percent by 2050, when compared to 2005 levels.
GAMA and IBAC also have set a target to improve fuel efficiency 2 percent annually until 2020, at which point the sector hopes to have achieved carbon neutral growth, according to a press release.
â€œBusiness aviation manufacturers and operators will put forth a sustained effort to meet these targets,” said GAMA President and CEO, Pete Bunce. “But a strong partnership between industry and government is also absolutely necessary to achieve these goals.”
The two associations represent chiefly manufacturers and operators of private and business aircraft.
Larger commercial airlines also have been trying to determine their future regarding carbon emissions.
Meanwhile, the EU has released a list of nearly 4,000 companies including commercial airlines, private jet operators and air forces around the globe that must reduce their emissions or face a European airport ban.
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