Our commitment

Aviation Industry Commitment to Action on Climate Change


Signed at the third Aviation & Environment Summit, 22-23 April 2008, Geneva
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As leaders of the aviation industry, we recognise our environmental responsibilities and agree on the need to:

  • build on the strong track record of technological progress and innovation that has made our industry the safest and most efficient transport mode; and
  • accelerate action to mitigate our environmental impact, especially in respect to climate change while preserving our driving role in the sustainable development of our global society.

Therefore, we, the undersigned aviation industry companies and organisations declare that we are committed to a pathway to carbon-neutral growth and aspire to a carbon-free future.

To this end, in line with the four-pillar strategy unanimously endorsed at the 2007 ICAO Assembly, we will:

  •  push forward the development and implementation of new technologies, including cleaner fuels;
  •  further optimise the fuel efficiency of our fleet and the way we fly aircraft and manage ground operations;
  • improve air routes, air traffic management and airport infrastructure; and
  • implement positive economic instruments to achieve greenhouse gas reductions wherever they are cost-effective.

We urge all governments to participate in these efforts by:

  •  supporting and co-financing appropriate research and development in the pursuit of greener technological breakthroughs;
  •  taking urgent measures to improve airspace design including civil/military allocation, air traffic management infrastructure and procedures for approving needed airport development; and
  • developing and implementing a global, equitable and stable emissions management framework for aviation through ICAO, in line with the United Nations roadmap agreed in Bali in December 2007.

Our efforts and commitment to work in partnership with governments, other industries and representatives of civil society will provide meaningful benefits on tackling climate change and other environmental challenges.

We strongly encourage others to join us in this endeavour. Aviation and environment declaration logos

The following aviation industry partners have joined us by officially endorsing this declaration:

International and regional organisations

Union des Aeroports Francais (UAF, 155 member airports)
African Airlines Association (AFRAA)
Air Transport Association (ATA)
Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)
Association of European Airlines (AEA)
Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO)
European Regions Airline Association (ERA)
International Air Carrier Association (IACA)
Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA)
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA)


AeroSvit, Ukraine
Croatia Airlines, Croatia
KLM, Netherlands
Malév, Hungary
SAS, Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden)
Spanair, Spain
Ukraine International Airlines, Ukraine
Virgin Atlantic, United Kingdom


Aéroports de Paris, France (Charles de Gaulle, Orly, Le Bourget)
Aéroports de Montréal, Canada (Montreal-Trudeau, Mirabel)
Aéroport International de Genève, Switzerland
Aéroport International de Limoges, France
Aéroport Lyon-Saint Exupéry, France
Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac, France
Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, Argentina (Ezeiza, Jorge Newbery, Cordoba, Bariloche, Iguazu)
Aeropuertos del Caribe, Columbia (Ernesto Cortissoz)
Aeropuertos del Perú, Peru (Iquitos, Trujillo, Chiclayo)
Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Airports Company South Africa, South Africa (OR Tambo Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban)
Airports Vanuatu Limited, Vanuatu
ASUR Group, Mexico (Cancun, Merida)
Athens International Airport, Greece
Auckland International Airport, New Zealand
Austin Bergstrom, Texas USA
Avinor, Norway (Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim and 42 other airports)
BAA, United Kingdom (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Southampton)
Basel-Mulhouse, Switzerland
Bourgas Airport, Bulgaria
Bristol International Airport, United Kingdom
Broward County Aviation Department, USA (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, North Perry Airport)
Cairo Airport Company, Egypt
Capital Airports Holding Company, PR China (Beijing, Chongqing, Wuhan Tianhe, Ha’rbin, Guiyang)
Chongqing Airport Group, PR China
Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand
City of Austin Department of Aviation, Texas USA
City of Dallas, Texas USA (Love Field, Dallas Executive, Dallas Vertiport)
City of Phoenix, Arizona USA (Phoenix Sky Harbor, Deer Valley, Goodyear)
City of San Antonio Aviation Department, Texas USA
Copenhagen Airports, Denmark (Copenhagen, Roskilde)
Dane County Regional Airport, Wisconsin USA
Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport, Texas USA
Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates
Dublin Airport Authority, Ireland (Dublin, Cork, Shannon)
Dubrovnik Airport, Croatia
Edmonton Airports, Canada (Edmonton International, Edmonton City, Villeneuve, Cooking Lake)
Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation, Egypt (Cairo International, Hurgada)
Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, Indiana USA (Fort Wayne International, Smith Field)
Finavia, Finland (Helsinki-Vantaa, Oulu, Tampere-Pirkkala)
Fraport AG, Germany (Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Hahn, Lima, Varna)
Gander International Airport Authority, Canada
Gloucestershire Airport, United Kingdom
Greater Moncton International Airport Authority, Canada
Greater Toronto Airport Authority, Canada
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, México (Cancún, Merida)
Hamilton Airport, Canada
Houston Airport System, Texas USA (George Bush Intercontinental, William P Hobby, Ellington)
Incheon International Airport, South Korea
Infratil Airports (Wellington, Glasgow Prestwick, Kent International, Lubeck Airports)
Jacksonville Aviation Authority, Florida USA (Jacksonville International, Craig, Herlong, Cecil Field)
Kansai International Airport, Japan
Kansas City Aviation Department, Missouri USA (Kansas City, Wheeler Downtown)
Korea Airports Corporation, South Korea (Gimpo International, Gimhea, Jeju, Dejgu, Guangju)
Lagos Domestic Airport, Nigeria
LFV Group, Sweden (Stockholm, Göteburg, Malmö)
Liège Airport, Belgium
London Ashford Airport Limited, United Kingdom
London City Airport, United Kingdom
Louisville Regional Airport Authority, Kentucky USA (Louisville International, Bowman Field)
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Kota, Kuching, Penang, Langkawi)
Manchester Airports Group, United Kingdom (Manchester, East Midlands, Bournemouth, Humberside)
Marseilles Airport, France
Massachusetts Port Authority, United States (Boston Logan, Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional)
Moscow Domodedovo International Airport, Russia
Munich Airport, Germany
Nanjing Lukou International Airport Co., Ltd, PR China
Nantes Airport, France
Narita International Airport Corporation, Japan
Newcastle International Airport, United Kingdom
Pohnpei Port Authority, Micronesia
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, USA (John F Kennedy International, Newark, La Guardia, Stewart, Teterboro)
Port of Seattle, Canada
Queensland Airports Limited, Australia (Gold Coast, Townsville, Mt Isa)
Regina International Airport, Canada
Rennes Airport, France
Sacramento County Airport System, California USA (Sacramento, Mather, Sacramento Executive)
Saint John Airport, Canada
Salt Lake City Department of Airports, Utah USA (Salt Lake City, Airport II, Tooele Valley)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Califorina USA
Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority (SMAA), Florida USA
Saskatoon Airport Authority, Canada
Savannah Airport Commission, Georgia USA
Schiphol Group, The Netherlands (Amsterdam Schiphol, Rotterdam, Lelystad, Eindhoven)
Seattle-Tacoma, Washington USA
Shanghai Airport Authority, PR China (Pudong, Hongqiao)
Sichuan Province Airport Group, PR China (Chengdu Shuangliu International)
St Pierre-Pierrefonds Airport, France
Stuttgart Airport, Germany
Sydney Airport Corporation Limited, Australia
Tampa International Airport, Florida USA (Tampa International, Peter O. Knight, Plant City, Vandenberg)
TBI plc, United Kingdom (Luton, Belfast, Cardiff, Stockholm-Skavsta)
The Brussels Airport Company, Belgium
Trade Port International Corporation, Canada (Hamilton International)
Vancouver Airport Authority, Canada
Victoria Airport Authority, Canada
Vilnius International Airport, Lithuania
Winnipeg Airports Authority, Canada
Xiamen Airport Group, PR China (Xiamen, Fuzhou, Longyan)

Air Traffic Control providers

Airways New Zealand, New Zealand
Avinor, Norway
DNSA, France
EANS, Estonia
Hungarocontrol, Hungary
LFV, Sweden
NATS, United Kingdom
Naviair, Denmark
NavCanada, Canada

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