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Spotlight / 2023
Global Aviation Industry Initiatives
- ICAO's 2050 Net-Zero CO2 Goal for International Aviation
- IATA's actions for the environment: Green recovery for aviation, sustainable aviation fuel and new technologies
- ICAO environmental protection initiatives
- United Nations (UN) Environment Programme report: Aviation and the Global Atmosphere
- ROUTES/AASA training links
Spotlight / 2022
- December 2. Aviation Biofuels Market Growth Segments 2023 Opportunity, Challenges, Risk Factors, Developments, Strategies, and Global Industry Size, Trends Forecast to 2028
- November 29. H2, sustainable fuels and new routes: making aviation green
- November 9. IATA to Expand Environmental Assessment Certification to Airports and GSPs
- October 17. Aerospace majors united on need to cut aviation carbon emissions
- October 17. ACI World welcomes landmark long-term climate goal for aviation
- October 7. UN body reaches long-term aviation climate goal of net zero by 2050
- October 7. Climate change: World aviation agrees 'aspirational' net zero plan
- Septtember 25. ICAO report outlines steps to reduce aviation's carbon output
- August 25. Clean skies for tomorrow: Delivering on the global power-to-liquid ambition
- August 8. Big increases in overseas flight prices to SA loom as EU, UK green taxes expand
- August 5. Southern Africa lags in adoption of sustainable aviation fuel, despite great potential
- July 26. AASA Environmental Committee Virtual Meeting
- June 3. LOOK: SARS intercepts 17 pieces of rhino horn at OR Tambo International Airport
- June 2. Launch of ICAO Assistance, Capacity-building and Training for Sustainable Aviation Fuels
- May 27. Man arrested at OR Tambo trying to smuggle 26kg of rhino horn in his passenger luggage out of SA
- February 2. Man found in possession of 11 rhino horns at OR Tambo International Airport
- January 18. ROUTES From Take Off to Touch Down: Video and Report
- January 13. Aviation Sustainability and the Environment
News / 2023
L ICAO: international civil aviation agency adopts sustainable fuels framework
November 27, 2023. Airport Technology News
L Sustainability projects high on agenda as ACSA aims for carbon neutrality by 2050
October 30, 2023. BizCommunity.com
L SAF production in Africa: the opportunities and risks of an emerging market
October 14, 2023. Tatenda Karuwa for Simple Flying News.
L IATA Releases Industry Net Zero Tracking Methodology to Guide Industry Emission Reporting
July 6, 2023. IATA News.
L Sasol, Topsoe form JV to accelerate global production of sustainable aviation fuel
June 21, 2023. Engineering News.
L AASA attends the EU-CORSIA Africa & Caribbean Regional Workshop: CORSIA Implementation after ICAO 41st General Assembly
May 10 - 12, 2023. EU-CORSIA Africa & Caribbean News.
L Global Electric Aircraft Market Forecast 2023-2032 – Market size, drivers, trends, and competitors
April 6, 2023. Newswires (EIN) News.
The Business Research Company’s “Electric Aircraft Global Market Report 2023” is a comprehensive source of information that covers every facet of the electric aircraft market. As per TBRC’s electric aircraft market forecast, the electric aircraft market size is expected to grow to $15.16 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 13.6%. A surge in global air passenger volume is expected to drive the electric aircraft market.
News / 2022
L Aviation Biofuels Market Growth Segments 2023 Opportunity, Challenges, Risk Factors, Developments, Strategies, and Global Industry Size, Trends Forecast to 2028
December 2, 2022. Digital Journal/TheExpressWire.
Global Aviation Biofuels Market Large-scale Researchers 2023-2028 have published a report titled An increase in demand and Opportunities for Global Aviation Biofuels Market 2023 s covered a competitive market area and a thorough evaluation of industry pioneers with CAGR.
October 17, 2022. Rebecca Campbell for EngineeringNews.
The world’s top three manufacturers of commercial airliners were in broad agreement about what had to be done in order to achieve net-zero-carbon-emissions aviation by 2050. This was clearly shown by addresses to the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) Annual General Assembly (AGA) on Friday, by representatives of (in alphabetical order) Airbus, Boeing and Embraer.
August 8, 2022. Carin Smith for Fin24.com.
South African flight prices to Europe, the UK - and eventually the rest of the world - could climb by up to thousands of rands unless something is done to counteract the effects of various emissions taxes, an expert has warned.
L AASA Environmental Committee Virtual Meeting
July 26, 2022.
L ROUTES From Take Off to Touch Down: Video and Report
January 18, 2022.
Before 2015, there was very little awareness of wildlife trafficking via air transport among the aviation industry, but the formation of the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership catalyzed a global response. At the end of six years of the Partnership we reflect upon its impact and explain how the industry is effectively equipped to help combat this crime.
The ROUTES Partnership has released a final overview report (The ROUTES Partnership: From Take Off to Touch Down) and summary video (see below) highlighting its main achievements across six years of implementation. The report focuses on four primary areas of impact:
- Knowledge. ROUTES created the ROUTES Dashboard where users can filter wildlife trafficking in aviation data and investigate region or route-specific risk globally. This, alongside ROUTES’ six in-depth reports which detail trends of wildlife trafficking in aviation, provided the knowledge base necessary to prioritize and build an industry response.
- Training. ROUTES built an extensive suite of training materials in multiple languages, which companies can adopt into their training programs, and conducted trainings in 20 countries across the world, sustained through e-learning programmes.
- Tools. In September 2021, in collaboration with Crime Stoppers International (CSI), ROUTES launched Wildlife Sentinel – an illegal wildlife trade anonymous reporting app for aviation staff. Reports are shared with law enforcement and can be used to address corruption. ROUTES also supported and coordinated the development of an algorithm to detect priority wildlife products in baggage screening x-ray systems.
- Inspiration. ROUTES inspired industry champions: many companies committed to taking action by signing the United for Wildlife Buckingham Palace Declaration (BPD), taking formal assessments of their wildlife trafficking prevention standards, and championing the cause by encouraging other businesses to step up. ROUTES also inspired the establishment of several cross-sectoral alliances and regional taskforces dedicated to combatting wildlife trafficking.
Key to ROUTES’ success was the bringing together of an array of different voices and expertise. The Core Team of ROUTES was made up of aviation organizations (Airports Council International (ACI) and International Air Transport Association (IATA)), NGOs (The Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS), TRAFFIC, WWF) and government bodies (U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). As the lead for the Partnership, TRAFFIC is grateful to all those involved along the way, from the core partners to every airline, airport, and association that has spread awareness and taken action against wildlife trafficking.
“We must not squander ROUTES’ legacy - let’s build and scale from here. We have the knowledge and right approaches to make transport sector leadership the norm in preventing wildlife trafficking globally,” Crawford Allan, ROUTES Oversight, TRAFFIC. Read the report.
Spotlight / 2021
News / 2021
L Combating the illegal trade of wildlife
L ROUTES training links for AASA
To support the aviation sector, ROUTES has developed a range of training tools designed to enable companies to deliver training to their staff on combatting wildlife trafficking and can be used or adapted free of charge.