Airbus calls on EU to suspend ETS – Aircargo

March 29th, 201211:57 am @


European plane maker Airbus says that as part of international anger over the EU’s emissions program for airlines (the EU ETS tax), China has put orders for 55 big Airbus planes on hold, costing it US$14 billion in revenue and potentially risking more than 2000 jobs.

Under the EU ETS, any carrier operating from an EU airport must hold carbon credits to offset its CO2 emissions.

“Our suggestion is to suspend the ETS (for airlines) until (international body) ICAO has found (an alternative) solution,” said Rainer Ohler, Airbus’s head of public affairs and communications.

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