The ETS Support Facility

In co-ordination with the Competent Authorities (CAs) of the European Union (EU) Member States, EUROCONTROL has developed and established a central Emission Trading Scheme Support Facility (ETS SF).

Support provided by the ETS Support Facility

To the Competent Authorities

The Support Facility will provide ETS relevant information and data in order to assist the CAs in meeting their regulatory obligations under the EU ETS.

The Support Facility is available as an on-line permanent support to the EU States.

To Aircraft Operators

Upon request from the EU States Competent Authorities, and as approved by EUROCONTROL’s Permanent Commission through Directive 11-75 dated 4 February 2011, EUROCONTROL is also extending this support to those Aircraft Operators (AOs) covered by the EU ETS.

The support consists of a draft Annual Emissions Report (AER) and associated flight data information provided by email.

This information may be of interest and support to AOs (both small emitters or larger operators), verifiers mandated to verify AO’s annual emissions or tonne-kilometer report and service companies acting on behalf of AOs.

Latest developments

The 2014 Draft Annual Emissions Report (AER) is now available.
The amended report includes aviation emissions data relating to the reduced scope of the EU ETS up to December 2014. These data are updated regularly to provide you with the latest information available upon each download of the report (in case of late billing or credit for Route Charges, for example).

Reporting in accordance with art. 28a.6 of Regulation 421/2014

The Competent European Authorities authorised, in Regulation No 421/2014, a simplified ETS reporting process for Aircraft Operators with under 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emitted in the previous year under the full scope of the ETS (all non-exempted flights from and to the European Economic Area).

Art28a.6 in Regulation 421/2014 reads:

§6. By way of derogation from articles 3g, 12, 15 and 18a, where an aircraft operator has total annual emissions lower than 25 000 tonnes CO2, its emissions shall be considered to be verified emissions if determined by using the small emitters tool approved under Commission Regulation (EU) No 606/2010 (*) and populated by EUROCONTROL with data from its ETS support facility.

The ETS SF system for AOs includes all the necessary functions that meet the requirements of the CAs.

This simpler process, i.e. without the individual verification by an accredited verifier of your emissions, is made possible if the AOs uses its AER  “populated by EUROCONTROL data from EUROCONTROL ETS Support Facilitywithout any modification.

The ETS SF for AOs online system now includes all the necessary functions that meet the requirements for initiating a submission under Art28a.6.

The aircraft operator remains responsible for completing the draft AER obtained from the ETS SF and for formally submitting the completed report to its Competent Authority.

Any request will be checked by EUROCONTROL in order to verify the authority of the requester to receive that AO’s related information. This verification will be performed with the co-operation of the EU ETS CAs and will be based on the information already provided in the AO's monitoring plan.

Therefore, the access to the support function requires that an AO has submitted an ETS Monitoring Plan to its relevant EU Competent Authority.

However, AOs who have not yet submitted an ETS Monitoring Plan to their EU Competent Authorities will also have the possibility to register. EUROCONTROL will study the possibility to provide them with EU ETS information and contact them when this is possible.

The delivery of the information will be performed only after the on-line payment (by credit card) of the sum of 400 Euros.

To access the EU ETS Support Facility for AO's, please refer to "related links" section.

If you don't yet have a One Sky account, you need to subscribe to the service via the "new users registration" link and then select the option “EU ETS Emissions Trading Scheme” in the section entitled “Subscribe to online services”. Once you have created a One Sky account, you may need to wait until 00.00am CET before accessing the website.

For any further assistance, please contact the Contract Office.