The May 20 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology, which will include a look at how JetBlue is succeeding by ignoring the low-fare carrier rule book, will also have a report of interest to the business aviation community.
For many aircraft operators--and particularly those in business aviation--the European Union's (EU) Emission Trading System is the poster child for good intentions gone terribly awry. The EU's goal was to stimulate adoption of a worldwide system for curbing aircraft emissions. And while there has been some movement in that direction, what has been created is a convoluted market in carbon credits that favors small airlines, severely penalizes business jets and has raised the scepter of an international trade war. Resolution may come this year--or not.
This look at ETS and its impact on business flying is sure to be read by attendees EBACE—the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva May 21-23—where this issue of Aviation Week will be distributed.