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EU and China identify areas of mutual interest and future cooperation for sustainable aviation

Sustainable Aviation Strategies Overview in Europe and China Workshop

Representatives from the European Commission, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) came together with industry and academia during a workshop on March 15-17, 2022 with the aim of kickstarting a renewed cooperation on the subject of sustainability.  The Sustainable Aviation Strategies Overview in Europe and China Workshop gave participants the opportunity to share their programs and identify areas of mutual interest and future cooperation.

The event was organised within the framework of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP). Participants shared insights and discussed a number of topics including:

•    Market-based measures (MBM)
•    Aviation carbon market developments
•    Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)
•    Electric & hydrogen powered aircraft
•    Contributions to environmental protection standards under ICAO
•    Aviation’s non-CO2 climate impact
•    Sustainability efforts for airports
•    Potential fuel saving through airspace management improvements 
•    Air operator initiatives. 

The meeting was the first in a series of workshops that will focus on sustainable aviation strategies. Coming workshops already planned for 2022 will concentrate on creating synergies and strengthen cooperation in the area of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF).