EASA given role in achieving net zero

European safety regulator EASA is to take overall responsibility for monitoring Europe’s efforts to achieve net-zero by 2050. The European Parliament recently approved ReFuelEU aviation regulations that establish a regime to deter operators from tinkering with fuel and to avoid the use of jet-A1 at certain airports – a major cause of increased pollution from fuel burn. EASA will be tasked with ensuring that 70% of fuel uploaded at European airports by 2050 must be sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). EASA acting executive director Luc Tygat said: “Assigning this task to EASA also sends the clear message that sustainability cannot come at the expense of safety in aviation. We must be sustainably safe.”

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