Qatar’s state-owned flag carrier Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the Middle East to join the Global Coalition for Sustainable Aviation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
According to the reports, this membership confirms the airline’s commitment to collaborate with the relevant industry stakeholders, such as manufacturers, academia, governments, and non-government entities towards aviation decarbonization and encouraging sustainable air transport.
The ICAO Global Coalition encourages sustainable international aviation by providing a venue for stakeholders to exchange fresh ideas and accelerate creative solutions to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. It also intends to contribute to the development and execution of a package of actions, as well as the investigation of a long-term environmental goal for international aviation.
Qatar Airways will be able to share its past and ongoing measures and initiatives to combat CO2 emissions, and offer valuable views to all stakeholders, to contribute to the work led by ICAO, as per the reports.
“It is an innovation that will drive the industry forward for a sustainable future. I strongly believe that the ICAO Global Coalition for Sustainable Aviation will allow industry-leading partners to pursue collaborative creation and drive innovation together. Qatar Airways is looking forward to being a strategic collaborator in the coalition. We expect to work together with other members in developing ideas and strategies to facilitate a further acceleration of innovative green technologies, taking us a step closer towards net-zero emissions.”
The coalition brings together stakeholders working on a wide range of topics connected to sustainable aviation, such as sustainable aviation fuels, infrastructure, operations, and technology, and it looks for trendsetters when identifying new potential members.
Further, its focus areas comprise, raising awareness of the continuing progress made towards in-sector CO2 emissions reduction from international aviation, building on existing leaderships and champions, as well as enhancing current partnerships and innovations.
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