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CBAA applauds steps to control gas emissions

June 7, 2012, Ottawa - The Canadian Business Aviation Association applauds the Canadian Government for playing a leadership role and partnering with the Canadian aviation sector to promote sustainability and reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs).


June 7, 2012
By CBAA

The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the
Environment, earlier this week announced the release of Canada’s Action Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aviation. The announcement was made at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum as part of Environment Week.

“This plan is an excellent way forward to reduce GHG emissions from Aviation and help Canada meet its international obligations”, said Sam Barone, President and CEO of the CBAA. Barone along with senior representatives of Canada’s aviation sectors was on hand with Ministers Fletcher and Kent at the announcement ceremony in Ottawa.

Canada’s Action Plan was developed by the Government of Canada and the Canadian aviation industry to increase efficiency and improve environmental performance in the aviation sector. Barone added “The CBAA is committed to working hard to ensure the Action Plan achieves its objectives. Our business aviation community, as an economic enabler is doing its part to reduce GHGs through special measures to improve fuel efficiency such as fleet renewals and upgrades, more efficient air operations and taking advantage of improved capabilities in air traffic management”.

Further information about Canada’s Action Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aviation as well as views from industry partners can be found in the attached backgrounders. To view the complete Action Plan please visit Transport Canada's website at http://www.tc.gc.ca/aviation-emissions/.