European Aviation Environmental Report presented at the monthly aviation environment familiarisation webinar

Videoconference, 23 November 2022 — The 14th monthly familiarisation webinar on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment was dedicated to a presentation of the 2022 edition of the European Aviation Environmental Report (EAER).

Prepared by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), with support from the European Environment Agency (EEA) and EUROCONTROL, the EAER, published on 21 September 2022, offers an overview of the current environmental performance of the aviation sector in the 27 EU Member States and the 4 Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), informs on the latest scientific understanding of the aviation environmental impacts, and focuses on the main mitigation areas, providing recommendations on how to further improve performance.

Steve Arrowsmith, Chief Expert at EASA’s Environmental Protection team, provided an outline of the report’s background, structure and current content. The briefing was followed by open dialogue with the audience, who raised questions on different topics addressed by the report, such as air traffic management and operations performance, monitoring SAF use and approval of new SAF technologies in Europe.

Sixty-eight participants from ECAC Member States, organisations and stakeholders joined the webinar.