EBAA says that the European Union has agreed to raise the threshold for smaller emitters from 10 to 25,000 tons of CO2, (a metric ton is 1,000 kg or 2,205 lb.), but was disappointed that regulators didn't go further. “This threshold certainly does not [exempt] smaller aircraft from EU ETS, but simply enables operators to benefit from a simplified monitoring and reporting procedure,” the association says.

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