Bizav Operators Cry Foul Over Emissions System

By David Esler, William Garvey
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

Reacting to complaints about the program's excessive administrative costs borne by business aircraft operators, the commission has hired PwC to analyze the situation and present recommendations to greatly reduce the burden. That final report in expected in June.

Regardless, the end of the current system cannot come fast enough for Gamba. He says in addition to ETS penalizing business aircraft operators, the provisions and procedures are so convoluted that not even EC members understand how it works.

What ETS has demonstrated is the wrong way to go about emissions reduction, according to Gamba, a sentiment shared by Edwards. “We're fine with having market-based measures,” he says, “as long as they're simple and reasonable.”

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