Thursday, September 29, 2011
More than 30 ICAO members met in New Delhi today to develop a strategy for how best to resist implementation of the EU emissions plan. See Karthikeyan Sundaram, India Rallies 30 Nations Against EU Airline Emission Levy, Bloomberg, Sept. 29, 2011 (available here). Meanwhile, in Rome, Abdul Wahab Teffaha, secretary general of the Arab Air Carriers Organization, indicated that his organization, which represents Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways, among others, also opposes the ETS. See Nicola Clark, Middle Eastern Airlines Join Opposition to E.U. Emissions Plan, N. Y. Times, Sept. 29, 2011 (available here). The New Delhi talks are scheduled to conclude tomorrow.