Inaugural meeting of Member State Network on aviation decarbonisation

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) hosted the inaugural meeting of the ReFuelEU Aviation Member States Network on 16 November 2023.

The Network will serve as a forum for exchange on implementation experiences, challenges, and promotion of best practices in the path of making aviation more environmentally friendly. It will focus on the technical implementation of ReFuelEU Aviation in the areas of reporting obligation cycles of aircraft operators, aviation fuel suppliers and EU airport managing bodies.

This Network will co-exist with the European Commission informal Expert Group looking into the functioning and development of the internal market in sustainable aviation. That group also focuses on interpretation and application of EU legislation in this domain, as well as applicable policies and future policy developments.

The ReFuelEU Aviation Regulation was adopted in October 2023. It will contribute to ensuring an increasing supply and uptake of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), reducing the environmental impact of aviation. EASA stands ready to play a key role in this, in particular by reporting by airlines and cargo operators, EU airports and fuel suppliers with the targets set for SAF usage. EASA is also working together with the European Commission to develop an environmental labelling scheme for aviation.

The members of this Network are the EU Member States, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), and EASA. The Network is facilitated and managed by EASA also on behalf of DG MOVE.

Source: The European Union Aviation Safety Agency