Climate Action

Including Aviation into the EU Emissions Trading System


The Commission adopted on 9 July 2010 a Regulation approving the use of a tool to estimate fuel consumption by small aircraft operators as part of their compliance with the EU Emissions Trading System. The tool was developed by the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) and enables aircraft operators with few flights or emissions to use simplified monitoring procedures.

The European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, said: "The development and approval of this tool to estimate the fuel consumption of small emitters is a good example of how European cooperation and a common, cost-effective approach can benefit both companies and the climate. I welcome the cooperation between Eurocontrol and the Commission that has made this possible".