EU-ETS Verification Services for Aircraft operators

The 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.


What are the implications for aircraft operators

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.

Our company ETSverification GmbH stands guard to help aircraft operators through the maze of directives and achieve ETS compliance and more.

Our services include:

  • Pre-Verification or gap analysis services: These optional services can help gauge your ability to meet EU ETS directive requirements before the monitoring plan submission dates are due and will give valuable assurance on your ability to meet the requirements of the EU ETS directive before the submissions date for monitoring plans are due. This verifier delivered activity offers the opportunity to focus on critical or weak areas of your system so you can comply with Scheme requirements. We will prepare a report on the accuracy and completeness of your systems and identify any areas of improvement that need to be made before the formal verification visit.
  • Annual 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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