» UK’s DGCA to aircraft operators subject to UK regulation under EU ETS

04 November, 2009

This information is relevant to aircraft operators subject to UK Regulation under the EU ETS.

As you know, the EU Directive to include aviation within the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) came into force in February. All flights departing from and arriving at EU airports will be included in the EU ETS from 2012, and aircraft operators will be required to monitor emissions from 1 January next year.

The UK is responsible for regulating 891 aircraft operators under EU ETS. Aircraft operators subject to regulation by the UK must submit an application for an emissions plan as soon as possible, and by the deadline given in the legislation of 12 November 2009.

The UK Government is very keen to draw the attention of operators regulated by the UK to the important deadlines on the horizon and ensure they are aware how to comply. To that end the UK’s DGCA has written an open letter to the industry and a short %u2018key facts%u2019 guide to aviation EU ETS which gives useful background information on the system.

You may publish the open letter on your website and send it to your members, or draw your members’ attention to its contents so those subject to regulation by the UK can refer to it.