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Biofuel takes off

After large-scale collaborations between aircraft and engine manufacturers, oil companies, and airlines, aviation biofuel first entered commercial use in 2011.  Since then, airlines including Lufthansa, KLM, Finnair and Air Alaska have begun using biofuels on certain commercial flights. Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad has now joined airlines committed to the commercialisation of biofuel in an initiative with Boeing and Total, with a successful test…

Aviation Update – EU ETS Developments, and the proposed de minimis exemption for non-commercial operators

Following the recent General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the European Commission has put forward a series of proposals for the amendment of the current EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and its operation from 2014 – 2020.  The proposals include further exemptions for flights to and from 3rd countries and proportionate calculation mechanisms for flights to/from EEC airspace after…