BCA Staff Report

BCA Staff Report
Articles
EU-ETS and Business Aviation 
The European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), which has been relabeled as a “System” is a far-reaching program involving government fees, industry emissions caps and trading of emissions credits. Its stated goal is to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere by 20% by 2020. When initiated in 2005, the program targeted fixed-in-place European emitters such as power generation facilities, oil refineries, pulp plants and such. Then in 2009, the ETS was extended to aviation.
Resources 

For further detailed information on the EU-ETS program, these sites should prove helpful:

National Business Aviation Association: www.nbaa.org/ops/environment/eu-ets/

European Union: ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/transport/aviation/index_en.htm

European Business Aviation Association: www.ebaa.org/content/dsp_page/pagec/Environment

U.K. Environment Agency: www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/pollution/107596.aspx

Aircraft in Development
Updates on some of the more active development programs among business aircraft.
 
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