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SustainAvia is an environmental research organization specialized in the aviation sector. SustainAvia is a division of VerifAvia, a leading independent accredited verification body of greenhouse gas emissions for the aviation sector.
When it was set up in 2009, SustainAvia was providing technical assistance to airlines and business jet operators affected by the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). SustainAvia offered a range of consulting and technical services addressed to aircraft operators in the EU ETS. Click here for more information.
When VerifAvia was accredited as an aviation EU ETS verifier on 1 November 2010, all EU ETS activities of SustainAvia were transfered to VerifAvia. The reason was to avoid any conflict of interest, to safeguard the independence and impartiality of VerifAvia's verification services, and to allow the team to focus on EU ETS verification.
Since then, SustainAvia has been focusing on environmental research for airlines and business jet operators. SustainAvia's team members are all professional and experimented auditors and economic researchers specialized in the aviation sector.
SustainAvia participed in three CleanSky projects: Project CARING (Contribution of Airlines for the Reduction of Industry Nuisances and Gases), Project BASE (Business Aviation for a Sustainable Environment) and Project FRARS-2 (Future Regional Aircraft Requirements Survey – Part 2).
SustainAvia is interested in working on a sub-contract basis with the 'aviation industry, nationally recognized academic institutions, and other public and private entities' participating in the Federal Aviation Administration Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment (FAA COE for AJF&E).
Our experience in aviation research working in various EU CleanSky projects and environmental training in the RSB and ISCC biofuel sustainability certification schemes will be extremely valuable in the various technical areas as detailed in the 'Scope of Work' stated in the FAA COE Program Office solicitation.