Today, the European Commission has released the list of initial members participating in the Alliance for Zero-Emission Aviation (AZEA). The list includes 74 entities from across the aeronautical industry, including companies, airlines, aircraft lessors, airports, energy providers, business associations and civil society organisations. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Eurocontrol (the European air traffic management organisation) have also joined the Alliance. The list can be accessed at the website of the Alliance and here below:
The broad representation of actors across the air transport system in its membership validates the Alliance’s core notion that the benefits of zero-emission aircraft can only be realised through a joint effort by all stakeholders. With a total of 74 members having joined in this first wave from the EU and beyond, the Alliance has a strong basis to work on a roll-out plan for hydrogen and electric aircraft and to plan the next steps in implementation.
Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, launched the Alliance for Zero-Emission Aviation on 24 June 2022. The aim of the Alliance is to address aspects such as the fuel and infrastructure requirements of hydrogen and electric aircraft at airports, the sourcing of renewable fuels and electricity, standardisation and certification, practices for operators (airlines) and air traffic management.
What are the next steps?
As a next step, the Alliance’s Steering Committee will be constituted and convene to prepare the first General Assembly, set to take place on 14 November (more details to be made available soon on the Alliance’s website). Membership continues to be open for any interested stakeholder.
- 26. september 2022