ATAG takes agressive approach to Net-Zero emissions initiative
The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) issued a report taking a more aggressive approach to the industry’s net-zero emissions goal. The new goal is to get the industry to a complete net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Prior to this declaration, the industry was set on the goal of cutting CO2 emission by half of the 2005 levels.
The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) consists of many different organizations as well as several different aircraft and engine manufacturers. Some of these groups include the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airlines for America(A4A), Airlines for Europe (A4E), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, Pratt and Whitney, Rolls Royce, and others.
In Boston at The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting, members of the group voted to move forward with the plan, in hopes of completely eliminating carbon dioxide emissions in the industry.