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Business aviation sets emissions reduction strategy

written by WOFA | November 25, 2009

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) have joined forces to establish an emissions reduction strategy for the business aviation sector.

The strategy sets forth three goals for reducing emissions, which are to achieve carbon neutral growth by 2020, improving fuel efficiency an average of two per cent per annum up to 2020 and a 50 per cent reduction in total carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, compared to 2005 levels.

“Business aviation manufacturers and operators will put forth a sustained effort to meet these targets, but a strong partnership between industry and government is also absolutely necessary to achieve these goals,” said GAMA president and CEO, Pete Bunce.  “We look forward to working hand-in-hand with all stakeholders to meet this critical global challenge of emissions reduction even as we grow to meet expanding demand for transportation.”


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