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Decarbonising aviation – a quick round-up
Since the EU published its “Fit for 55” aviation proposals and the UK Government published its Decarbonising Transport Plan in July, the focus on aviation decarbonisation has only intensified as we approach the start of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (“COP26”) in Glasgow on 31 October
Climate-related reporting standards including the TCFD framework and their impact on the aviation industry
In common with other industries around the world, the aviation industry has been under significant pressure for some time to reduce emissions. Airlines and lessors, as well as their financiers, are increasingly coming under pressure from a wide-range of stakeholders, including governments, central banks and investors to deliver more and better-quality climate-related financial information that is consistent, comparable, reliable and clear.
New regulatory initiatives supporting Sustainable Aviation Fuel
In early October the members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Developing policies for green and sustainable finance for the aviation industry
The application of green and sustainable lending principles to the aviation industry has long been a source of controversy and confusion. At the heart of the matter is whether lending to an airline can ever be considered truly “green” and if not, then whether aviation could be considered a transitioning industry with lending practices supporting the move towards lower emissions.
End-of-life consignment agreements: Key considerations
The lasting legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet to be fully understood by the aviation industry but there are certain assumptions that can be made.
UK safety regulation after Brexit: What you need to know
As of December 31, 2020 (the Withdrawal Date), the United Kingdom (UK) is no longer a member of the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the EASA regulatory framework ceased to apply from such date.
USD LIBOR Transition and Risk Free Rates: FAQs for aviation finance
Since our article on the topic in the December 2020 edition of Legalflyer (link), there have been further developments in the retirement of LIBOR.
English Court re-affirms autonomous nature of letters of credit and rejects frustration argument
The attempt by SalamAir to injunct LATAM from calling on three letters of credit is a useful reminder of (i) the reluctance of the English Court to intervene in the operation of letters of credit and (ii) the difficulty of frustration arguments in aircraft operating leases.