IBAC Focuses on CORSIA Awareness and Education

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announces it is coordinating with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to participate in numerous workshops in 2018 as well as present at several business aviation events to educate the industry on the new Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), a global measure to address international aviation emissions agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Kurt Edwards, director general of IBAC says, “It is important that international business aviation operators understand this new global carbon offsetting scheme, and those that are not covered by exclusions need to take steps in 2018 to begin gathering data to fuel burn from international flights.”

Edwards adds, “CORSIA was developed by ICAO with significant aviation industry input, and we welcome this measure as part of a larger suite of measures, including air traffic management modernization, new technologies and sustainable alternative fuels, to reduce emissions. We appreciate working with IATA to participate in several of their workshops and look forward to presenting details on CORSIA at several business aviation events this year.”

The IATA one-day CORSIA workshops are open to all operators, including business aviation operators, at no charge, but there are limited places for each session so pre-registration is encouraged and can be done by emailing corsia@iata.org.

IBAC officials will attend the following workshops:

  • Miami, Florida, USA – January 29, 30
  • Singapore – February 8, 9
  • Geneva, Switzerland – February 28 (near capacity); March 1 (newly added)

A full workshop schedule is available at http://ibac.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CORSIA-Update-v2.pdf.

IBAC will also provide CORSIA presentations and workshops during the following business aviation events:

  • NBAA – Regional Forum, January 24, in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
  • EBACE – Workshop during annual event, May 29-31 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • CBAA – Workshop during annual event, June 12-14 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Additional presentations and workshops will be announced as they are scheduled.

To determine whether a business aircraft operator is required to participate in the CORSIA program, go to http://www.ibac.org/business-aviation-and-the-environment/corsia. More details about CORSIA can also be found at https://www.icao.int/environmental-protection/Pages/market-based-measures.aspx. To receive further CORSIA updates, register by emailing CORSIA@IBAC.org.

For more information, please contact Marj Rose, IBAC communications consultant, at Mrose@market-lift.com.

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