Commercial air travel is the safest type of intercity transportation in the US. Every day U. S. airways shipping greater than 2.
4 million passengers and more than 58,000 lots of cargo. Safety is our number 1 priority. A4A and our member airlines work along with the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, plane brands, labor and others to supply a safe and effective travel experience. As a result, the U. S. airline industry is experiencing the safest period in aviation history.
We aren’t stopping there. The initiatives that our airways are undertaking to additional tackle emissions are designed to responsibly and quite simply limit our fuel intake, GHG emissions contribution and capability local weather change impacts, while enabling commercial aviation to proceed to serve as a key contributor to the U. S. economic system. For example, A4A and its airways are committed to arising commercially viable, environmentally friendly alternative jet fuel, which can be a game changer when it comes to aviation’s output of emissions while enhancing U.
S. energy independence and safety. We are principal stakeholders in partnering efforts to modernize the old-fashioned air traffic manage system on a business case basis and to reinvigorate analysis and advancement in aviation environmental know-how, both of that may bring extra and extensive emissions discounts. We also help a world sectoral method to aviation local weather change policy under the International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations body that sets criteria and advised practices for foreign aviation. A4A and our individuals aid agreements reached by ICAO in 2016 for a CO2 certification commonplace for future plane and the advancement of a world carbon offsetting system to aid obtain carbon impartial growth from 2020 and implementation of these agreements by the US.