“Aviation and Climate Change: The Views of Aviation Industry Stakeholders,” represents general aviation, commercial passenger and cargo carriers, airports, aerospace manufacturers, pilots and air traffic controllers. It outlines general principles for policymakers and others, including the importance of cost-benefit and scientific analysis, the preeminent role of the International Civil Aviation Organization and the need for a comprehensive energy policy.
In terms of specific measures, the groups call for ATC modernization and operational improvements to be accelerated, as well as enhanced government participation in development of new technologies and alternative fuels research.
Said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce, “The general aviation manufacturing industry remains committed to producing new airplanes that are significantly more efficient than those they replace. As this document demonstrates, we are convinced we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions without constraining industry growth, but doing so will require a genuine partnership with government.”