Switzerland starts aviation ETS / MP submission by Sept 2017: 

Aviation activities to and from Switzerland are to be included in the Swiss ETS, according to the linking agreement. To prepare for this inclusion, aircraft operators will be required to monitor and report tonne-kilometre data (tkm data) relating to flights as specified by the Ordinance on the Acquisition and Reporting of Tonne-Kilometre Data relating to Distances Covered by Aircraft (tkm-Ordinance) during 2018. The resulting data are to serve as a basis for calculating the free allocation of aviation emission allowances for aircraft operators and the maximum amount of available aviation emission allowances in the Swiss ETS.

To ensure the correct monitoring of the data, aircraft operators who carry out activities in accordance with the tkm-Ordinance must compile a monitoring plan and submit it to the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) for evaluation by not later than 30 September 2017.

Click here for more information.


New DEHSt Guideline for Aircraft Operators: 

The German Competent Authority DEHSt has published a new Guide for aircraft operators to create CO2 emissions reports for the reporting years 2013 to 2020

Click here to view and download from the DEHSt.


Mandatory Account Confirmations: 

All aircraft operators must confirm their Account Data in the Union Register. The way to confirm official statements to each register authority is different in EU countries. Germany transmits the data by means of the virtual Post Office VPS where plant operators have to send their confirmation.

The confirmation has to take place always between 1st October and end of December and has to be sent until 31st December.

In any case it has to be confirmed that all statements/data of the register account are complete, updated, correct and exact.

Click here instructions from the DEHSt.


List of free allocations published:

The DEHSt, Germany's competent authority, has published the list of free allocations for 2013 – 2016. The information is available since 29. August on the DEHSt homepage (in German only for the moment). Just note that the allocation is based on the Intra-EU flights.

Intra EU Flight reporting until 2016:

On April 3, the European Parliament voted to extend "Stop the Clock" until 2016. This change will limit the application of EU ETS to flights within the EU only and applies from 2013 to 2016. Although the amendment has been approved, it still has to be formally adopted by EU Member States in the European Council. This is forecasted to be at the end of April.


This is the situation in Europe right now:

  • The EU-ETS scheme has faced huge criticism from airlines in Russia, China and the US.
  • In an attempt to appease the aviation community and to motivate ICAO (the international community of airline states) to design a global endorsed solution, Europe had said “Stop the Clock” for 2012.
  • The ICAO assembly has so far produced meager results with a first milestone being available in 2016.
  • Therefore the EU has decided to continue “Stop the Clock”, which in essence means only Intra EU flights have to be reported, until 2016.
  • For the period 1 January 2013-31 December 2016, the following flights between an aerodrome in the EEA and an aerodrome in a country or territory outside the EEA are excluded from the scope of the EU ETS.
  • the deadline for submission of the verified emissions reports for the years 2013 and 2014 has been set for March 31st 2015.
  • If ICAO fails to deliver – then it will be full scope (reporting of all EU related flights) again.

The legislation requirest that annual emissions will be reported for the years 2013 and 2014 by the changed deadline of March 31st 2015.