IATA Resolution and Seven Major OEMs Support SAF

September 17, 2019 – In June, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on governments to implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) at IATA’s 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM). The resolution urged airlines to implement all available fuel efficiency measures to fully participate in a long-term switch to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Days later, seven Chief Technology Officers from seven major aviation manufacturers released a unified statement at the Paris Airshow expressing their commitment for CORSIA in support of the aviation sector’s larger goals of reducing CO2 emissions to half of year 2005 levels by 2050, and to, limit the growth of net CO2 emissions by 2020. The commitment included the support for the commercialization of SAF as an essential component of a sustainable future because commercial aviation will continue to rely on liquid fuels for decades to come. The signatories represented Airbus, Boeing, Dassault Aviation, GE Aviation, Rolls-Royce, Safran, and United Technologies Corporation.

Read IATA’s press release here and the full resolution here.

Read the Statement by the Chief Technology Officers of seven of the world’s major aviatuion manufacturers here.

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