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Which aircraft operators will have to offset their emissions?

ICAO’s carbon offsetting scheme is using a route-based approach. A participation (voluntarily or mandatorily) of States is important factor in determination of inclusion of a route in the scheme. But the participation of aircraft operators is determined according to the routes they flew in the given year rather than on the State they are registered in.
 
ICAO will determine list of aircraft operators and their offsetting requirements for a given year every year according to their reported activity. Any aircraft operator operating international flights on the routes covered by CORSIA can be include in the CORSIA, unless they fall one of the following categories:
 
  • aircraft operators emitting less than 10,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions from international aviation per year;
  • aircraft with less than 5,700 kg of Maximum Take Off Mass (MTOM);
  • or humanitarian, medical and firefighting operations.
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