Montreal, September 21st, 2022
With the 41st ICAO General Assembly rapidly approaching, the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace industries Associations, ICCAIA, representing the global civil aerospace manufacturing and services sector has high expectations that a comprehensive and meaningful environmental agreement will be reached by all involved parties.
This Assembly represents a unique opportunity to unify industry and States around the common goal of Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050 – a goal that the entire industry agreed as a priority target through the Air Transport Action Group, ATAG, in October of 2021. This goal is ambitious and will require coordinated efforts within the aviation industry but also strong support from governments, including conducive policy settings to enable the massive changes that are needed.
This is why, ahead of this 41st ICAO Assembly, ICCAIA calls on all ICAO Members States to:
– Maintain support for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), as the single global market-based mechanism for international aviation emissions;
– Agree on a collective long-term aspirational goal (LTAG) of net zero by 2050, and all the associated measures, that are the result of months-long negotiations;
in accordance with the revisions to the Assembly Resolutions presented by the ICAO Council to the Assembly for adoption.
This is time for decision, to engage both the aviation industry and the ICAO States in supporting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and building a sustainable development of aviation together that will benefit all countries and the new generations. ICCAIA looks forward to engaging in the discussions at the 41st General Assembly with high hopes for an environmentally ambitious outcome to be agreed by the 193 participating States.
ICCAIA represents the interests of the global aerospace manufacturing community, counting among its membership the AeroSpace and Defence Europe (ASD); Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) from the USA; Aerospace Industry Association Brazil (AIAB); Aerospace Industry Association Canada (AIAC); Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC); Association of Aerospace Industries of Singapore (AAIS); Federacion Mexicana de la Industria Aeroespacial (FEMIA) of Mexico; and the Malaysia Aerospace Industry Association (MAIA).
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