Bamboo Airways became the first Vietnamese airline to participate in the IATA environmental assessment program.
Bamboo Airways has just signed a cooperation agreement on participating in the Environmental Assessment Program initiated by IATA (IEnvA) with the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Bamboo Airways’ signing activities took place within the framework of the 78th Annual General Meeting and the World Air Transport Conference – a major event of the aviation industry that brings together leaders from nearly 300 member airlines of IATA. , along with many high-ranking officials and aviation service providers.
One of the top topics of interest at the congress is reducing carbon emissions to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. This is also the commitment of Vietnam and 150 countries at the 26th Conference of the Parties. Participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), with the goal of contributing to the joint effort to keep the Earth’s temperature from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius and prevent global warming.
IEnvA is a program designed according to a common system of standards for independent assessment to improve the environmental management of an airline. The phased IEnvA blueprints will be the foundation for the airline to move towards sustainability in all its air and ground operations.
Bamboo Airways is the first airline in Vietnam to pioneer in implementing this prestigious environmental assessment program, applying the standards of IEnvA in aircraft operation, maintenance and operation, and service provision. onboard, as well as participate in personnel training activities and use consulting services related to environmental impact assessment provided by IATA.
Mr. Dang Tat Thang, President and CEO of Bamboo Airways, said that in the process of improving operational efficiency and complying with the “greening” values, Bamboo Airways has been carrying out operational improvement plans. , promoting initiatives to reduce the environmental impact that the aviation industry is facing today.
“We want to emphasize the importance of sustainability in the aviation sector, moving towards an organized implementation of environmental protection activities and initiatives in Bamboo Airways’ action strategy. With the prestige of IATA, we strongly believe that implementing a comprehensive assessment in terms of operation, maintenance, operation management… according to IEnvA standards will help increase the ability to operate friendly flights. environment, while promoting the exploitation efficiency and service quality of the company”, emphasized Mr. Dang Tat Thang.
It is known that many major international airlines such as British Airways, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines… have made great efforts to deploy IEnvA with the goal of solving environmental problems and committing to sustainable development. steady.
With the highest certification by IEnvA, Qatar Airways’ comprehensive environmental management system has continuously created new strides in environmental policies, applied in flight operations, catering services and cabins, freight and ground services, maintenance and repair operations…
Etihad Airways has implemented many initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions such as using sustainable fuel, flying optimized routes, operating electric vehicles, working with like-minded partners, launched a reward program for loyal customers who have green living choices in daily life. In October 2021, Etihad Airways operated its most sustainable flight ever, reducing carbon emissions by 72% compared to a similar flight operated in 2019.
Source: Traffic Newspaper