One of Tuesday’s EBACE conference sessions will help business aviation companies develop and adopt best practices for environmental impact reduction. The session (at 3 p.m. on May 23 in Hall 3 Room Q) and will be moderated by Kurt Edwards, director general of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). Panelists will include the following: Barbara Cooreman, environment manager at AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), Geneva Airport’s Pauli Immonen, Neil McGuinness, global offer development manager with Air BP, Bruce Parry, senior manager environment with the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), and Jean-Philippe Ramu from NetJets Europe.
According to organizers, the session will include guidance on making greater use of alternative fuels, offsetting carbon emissions, air traffic management, weather considerations and other environmental management techniques. EBAA is urging its members to take a comprehensive approach to meeting environmental goals and contributing to the lower carbon economy. “If we are to enhance our reputation as a sustainable sector, reducing only our CO2 emissions is no longer an option for business aviation,” the group commented.