How can Air Traffic Management Contribute to European Aviation Reaching Net Zero Carbon by 2050?
On the occasion of the World ATM Congress in Madrid, CANSO Europe held a panel debate to explore how the European ATM sector can contribute towards the EU’s climate goal of reaching net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
Last February, CANSO Europe, which represents the European air traffic management (ATM) industry, and four other associations launched the Destination 2050 initiative, a pathway for the aviation sector to achieve this goal for all flights departing Europe (EU plus UK, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland).
This event allowed the panelists to discuss the ATM pillar of Destination 2050, and also other perspectives on this important question.
The panel participants were:
- Montserrat Barriga, Director General, European Regions Airline Association (ERAA – Destination 2050 partner association
- Vincent De Vroey, Civil Aviation Director, ASD Europe (Destination 2050 partner association)
- Álvaro José Fernández-Iruegas Pombo, Subdirector General de Aeropuertos y Navegación Aérea, DGAC (Spanish civil aviation authority)
- Janusz Janiszewski, CEO PANSA (representing CANSO – Destination 2050 partner association)
- Frederik Rasmussen, Deputy Head of Unit E3, Single European Sky, DG MOVE, European Commission (virtual participation)
The panel was moderated by Marylin Bastin, Head of Aviation Sustainability, EUROCONTROL.