OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The European Commission announced that it
intends to suspend enforcement of its Emission Trading Scheme for
destinations outside the European Union countries until after the ICAO
Assembly in September 2013. The National Airlines Council of Canada
(NACC) and the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) are very pleased that
the European Commission has agreed to give the process at ICAO time to
come to a conclusion.
"We believe the European Commission's decision is a step in the right
direction and hopefully creates powerful momentum towards an acceptable
global solution at ICAO. NACC will work closely with the Canadian
government delegates to ensure Canada plays an instrumental role in
this regard", said George Petsikas, President of the NACC.
"Canada's airports support the contention of our air carrier and
international airport colleagues that ICAO is the appropriate
international forum for addressing aviation emissions in a global,
coordinated manner. This move by the European Union is a positive
development", said Daniel-Robert Gooch, President of the CAC.
The National Airlines Council of Canada is a trade association founded
by Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat and Jazz Aviation LP in order to
ensure safe, sustainable and competitive air travel.
The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), a division of Airports Council
International-North America, is the voice for Canada's airports
community and the Canadian unit of Airports Council International-North
America. Its 45 members represent more than 200 airports, including all
of the National Airports System (NAS) airports and most significant
municipal airports in every province and territory.
SOURCE: National Airlines Council of Canada