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  • Environment

  • The French aerospace industry takes up the challenge of building an air transport sector with increasing concern for the environment

    The French aerospace industry takes up the challenge of building an air transport sector with increasing concern for the environment. Aviation has been continuously committed to technological innovation and progress since its beginnings. Seeking to reduce the environmental impact of air transport is a natural part of this initiative.

    Conscious that the environmental approach is becoming an increasingly important concern for the industry, Gifas is strongly committed to this area. The Gifas Environment and Sustainable Development Commission assists and supports members. Environmental issues are also central to the work of a joint working group involving the Technical Affairs Committee and the Environment and Sustainable Development Commission.

    Link to the Corac website

    www.aerorecherchecorac.com

    9_copy1.pngThis leading website for the aerospace industry, research and the environment will present the role, organizational structure, background and calendar of the civil aviation research council Corac.

    A daily press review covering aerospace, environment and sustainable development issues will also be available. In addition to reference resources, the site will soon offer photo and video libraries as well as spaces for the media, working group members and partners.

    Corac was set up in 2008 on the basis of commitments made at the Grenelle Environment Forum. Driven by the French civil aviation authority (DGAC) and Gifas, it brings together all French air transport industry players , i.e. the aerospace industry, the airlines, airports, Onera, institutions and the ministries concerned.

     

    "The aviation Industry ready for sustainable, competitive air transport"

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    Download the part dedicated of our "2014 Digest of the French Aerospace, Defence and Security Industry":
    rapport_annuel_2014_environnement_anglais.pdf


    "The aerospace industry and the challenge of climate change" (June 2017)

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    The climate system is warming. Around 2,000 billion tonnes of CO2 have already been emitted since the begining of the industrial age.

    In order to limit global warning to a 2°C increase between pre-industrial levels and 2100, we will need to lower current rate of emissions increase by 2020, cut them threefold between 2020 and 2050, and then continue to bring them down thereafter.

    In air transport, the entire industry (aircraft manufacturers, airlines, airports, etc.) has made continued efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. Despite increased air traffic, the air transport industry have been working to reduce its CO2 emissions for the past several decades.
    Major innovations in the last few decades have brought about a fivefold reduction in kerosene consumption (and thus CO2 emissions) by planes produced between 1960 and 2010.

    The air transport sector was the first to make a collective commitment to achieving specific environmental objectives at an international level.


    Download (2 Mo):
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    GIFAS - R&D, Space and Environment Affairs

    ATAG welcomes GIFAS as an associate member (September 2015)

    atag_logo_copy1.jpgThe Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) is a coalition of organisations and companies throughout the air transport industry that drive the sustainable development of the air transport sector.
    Funding members include Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier, CFM, Embraer, Honeywell Aerospace, GE, IATA, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce and Safran.

    ATAG Executive Director Michael Gill said: “ATAG is the forum where our industry comes together to work towards common solutions to common issues. We are the only group that represents the broad spectrum of the air transport sector at a global level. As we have demonstrated with the global aviation industry’s commitments to action on climate change, our approach brings real unity and focus to our combined efforts. We are delighted that GIFAS is joining our other industry partners and supporting these efforts at a senior level.”

    GIFAS Chairman Marwan Lahoud said: “By becoming an associate member of ATAG, GIFAS fully endorses the collective international action on sustainable aviation, in particular in the context of the fight against climate change. This prolongs the many actions already undertaken by GIFAS, including the organization of the high-level event "The COP21 from Above " in the presence of French and international political personalities, scientists and CEOs, at the recent Paris Air Show.”

    www.atag.org

    Press Release: atag_gifas_cp_29_sept_2015_copy1.pdf

     

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    Powerful call for government partnership to deliver aviation industry’s climate goals

    A group of 28 aviation industry chief executive officers and association leaders has today sent an open letter to governments committing to climate action and calling for a joint approach to help deliver maximum CO2 emissions reductions in the aviation sector. In particular, the industry group urged action to approve a meaningful market-based measure for aviation emissions, expected to be agreed by governments at a meeting of the United Nations specialised aviation agency in one year’s time.

    Aviation was the first transport sector which set global goals to proactively manage its climate change impact, in 2008. These goals include capping net CO2 emissions from 2020 through a global market-based measure being developed at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and a longer-term goal to reduce net CO2 emissions from aviation to half of 2005 levels, by 2050.

    More:


    GIFAS - christophe.robin@gifas.fr

    ADP, Air France-KLM and Gifas reaffirm their commitment to combat climate change (June 2015)

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    At “COP21 Vue du Ciel” held at the International Paris Air Show on 18 June 2015, six months ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties hosted by France under the aegis of the United Nations, these three major French air transport industry players strengthened their commitment to reduce their environmental footprint.

    ADP, Air France-KLM and the French aerospace industries association Gifas, in signing a joint declaration, wish to present their commitment to improving energy efficiency and, ultimately, ushering in a low-carbon economy.
    The actions taken by the three French air transport players to comply with IPCC recommendations include technological development, the use of sustainable alternative fuels, and improving operational performance, airport infrastructure and air navigation.
    The declaration was signed by the Gifas Chairman, Mr Marwan Lahoud, Mr Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman & CEO of Air France-KLM and Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO of Aéroports de Paris, in the presence of French Government ministers Laurent Fabius and Ségolène Royal, as well as Tony Tyler, Chairman of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the IPCC representative Philippe Ciais.

    Aéroports de Paris, Air France-KLM and Gifas are working on these initiatives within the French civil aviation research council, Corac, in partnership with government departments (the French civil aviation authority DGAC and the ministries concerned), the French aerospace lab (Onera), the French commercial aviation federation (FNAM), the French airports association (UAF) and the French aeronautical and astronautical association (3AF). In addition to these three, the entire French air transport community is behind the drive to implement research and innovation to usher in sustainable growth for all.

     

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    Left to right: Mrs Ségolène Royal and Mr Laurent Fabius.
    
Left to right: Mr Augustin de Romanet (ADP) – Mr Marwan Lahoud (Gifas) – Mr Alexandre de Juniac (Air France).

    Learn more: cpdeclarationengagementsclimatiquesvuk_copy1.docx


    Gifas - anne.bondiou-clergerie@gifas.fr

 
 
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