This second European Aviation Environmental Report has been prepared by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the European Environment Agency (EEA) and EUROCONTROL. Its development was coordinated by a Steering Group made up of representatives of these three organisations as well as the European Commission, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation, the Swedish Transport Agency and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency who all separately contributed to the report.

The Steering Group gratefully acknowledges the support of the Stakeholder Group, whose representatives1 provided valuable input and comments on the report. The latest information on actions being undertaken by all parts of the aviation sector is provided within the ‘Stakeholder Actions’ boxes. The collaboration with this diverse set of organisations continues to help ensure that the report provides a balanced perspective.

Finally, we wish to acknowledge the financial support provided by EASA, as well as the provision of expert resources from all contributing organisations. This support has made it possible to build on the 2016 European Aviation Environmental Report, and provide a comprehensive assessment of how the environmental performance of the aviation sector is evolving over time.

1Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, Airports Council International Europe, Airlines for Europe, Airport Regions Conference, Austrocontrol, Clean Sky Joint Undertaking, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, European Business Aviation Association, European Express Association, International Air Transport Association, Manchester Metropolitan University, SESAR Joint Undertaking, Transport & Environment and Union Européenne Contre les Nuisances Aériennes.