Today, industry associations European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) are encouraged by the newly published RefuelEU Aviation Initiative, as it works towards advancing the production, availability and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in the region.
The Initiative, published by the European Commission, is a key building block of the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.
This Initiative is an essential policy tool designed to increase the uptake of SAF and support the delivery of the EU’s climate targets and the Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change.
EBAA Secretary-General Athar Husain Khan says: “The RefuelEU Aviation Initiative lays the foundation for a strong partnership between policymakers and industry to deliver SAF as a key enabler of the European Green Deal objective to reduce transport-related emissions.”
Adding to this, GAMA Senior Vice President for European Affairs Kyle Martin said: “The general and business aviation industry is keenly focused on fulfilling its commitment to environmental sustainability.
“The increased use of SAF, as proposed in the RefuelEU Aviation Initiative, will further complement our manufacturers ongoing efforts to reduce aviation’s CO₂ emissions.”