Justifying Jets in the Midst of Climate Change

Justifying Jets in the Midst of Climate Change

“How do we reconcile the need to serve all corners of the globe, to help boost development, and to support sustainable tourism, whilst also taking care to reduce CO2 emissions?” asked Tony Tyler, director general and CEO, International Air Transport Association, at an event during the Paris Air Show in June.

Tyler reviewed the work of IATA’s Air Transport Action Group in 2009, which laid out three goals:

1. A short-term fuel efficiency goal of 1.5 pe

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