Anthony Foxx, US Secretary of Transportation and Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport met today in Montreal, Canada on the occasion of the 39th ICAO General Assembly.
After their meeting, they said the following:
"The U.S. and EU share a productive and beneficial civil aviation relationship and were honored to meet on the margins of the ICAO Assembly to discuss several of our ongoing collaborations. Since it is of immediate importance, we discussed our joint efforts to address global climate action in international aviation through our support of ICAO's Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) as the market-based measure for international aviation emissions, as part of the basket of measures that will enable carbon-neutral growth from 2020. We are proud to participate in the CORSIA from the start and strongly encourage all ICAO states to do so.
We also discussed our collaborative work to develop safer and more efficient air transportation. Our discussion reinforced a joint commitment to achieve global interoperability of air traffic management systems. We noted the excellent progress we have achieved together on SESAR/NextGen air traffic modernization and reaffirmed our commitment to this effort, as well as to jointly addressing emerging issues affecting global aviation. We believe the strong relationship between the U.S and EU will provide for future benefits in air transport and the environment."
- Publication date
- 30 September 2016
- Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport