CORSIA & EU-ETS Verification Services for Aircraft operators

EU ETS is a major part of the European Union’s climate policy and is the largest multi-country, multi-sector Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading System in the world. The aviation industry was officially included within the EU ETS from January 2010 and the scheme affects over 4000 commercial and non-commercial airlines.

In 2018 ICAO introduced CORSIA, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation. CORSIA is the first global MBM scheme for any industry sector CORSIA is to achieve ICAO’s global aspirational goal of carbon neutral growth from 2020 (CNG 2020).


What are the implications for aircraft operators, starting 2019

If you are operating flights to, from and within Europe, you will have to meet legislative requirements of the EU member state to which you have been assigned.To achieve compliance with the EU-ETS directives, aircraft operators have to use an approved methodology to monitor carbon dioxide emissions from burning fuel over EU airspace. Then they have to submitting a verified report with the emissions data. Finally operators have to offsett the emissions produced by surrendering the corresponding number of carbon credits to the authorities. Failure to comply with the reporting and surrendering requirements will result in sanctions and penalties imposed by the individual EU member state to which the operator is allocated.

In parallel, all aeroplane operators conducting international flights are required to monitor, report and verify CO2-emissions from these flights every year. CORSIA at applies to operators that fly internationally and produce more than 10,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Domestic flights are also outside the scope of CORSIA.  

Our company ETSverification GmbH stands guard to provided independet verification of your emission reports for EU-ETS and for CORSIA.

Our services include:

  • Annual CORSIA Emission Report Verifications (starting 2019)
  • Annual EU-ETS Emision Report Verifications: We can provide an annual verification service, typically a two-stage process, reviewing your operational monitoring system focussing on the system and the data for Annual Emissions monitoring and reporting. This will enable an efficient review of this data to prevent any surprises coming up in when conducting the final review for submission of the verified report.

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