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Friday, October 12, 2012

EBAA Urges Decisive Action on Single European Sky Initiative

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is calling on member states to take the necessary action needed to deliver the benefits of the Single European Sky (SES) initiative.

The SES initiative is the modernization program of the European air traffic management system to help Europe deal with future air traffic demand.

“It seems unlikely at present that objectives will be met due to the lack of mobilization among Member States. There can be no arguing that air traffic control drastically needs modernizing in order to create cost-efficient capacity for future growth and help reduce both fuel burns and emissions. On this last point alone, SES could have a real impact on curbing CO2 emissions, far greater than anything the EU ETS hopes to deliver. As such, foot dragging by some Member States seriously jeopardizes Europe’s reputation as a leader in tackling environmental issues and reducing carbon emissions,” said Fabio Gamba, CEO of EBAA.  

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