The ETS Support Facility


In coordination 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

For the Competent Authorities

The Support Facility gives relevant information and data on ETS so as to help CAs meet their regulatory obligations for EU ETS.

The Support Facility is available online permanently for EU States.

For Aircraft Operators

On request from the EU States Competent Authorities, and as approved by EUROCONTROL’s Permanent Commission through Directive 11-75 dated 4 February 2011, EUROCONTROL has extended its ETS support to 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 to AOs (both small emitters or larger operators), verifiers mandated to verify AOs’ annual emissions or tonne-kilometre reporting and service companies acting on behalf of AOs.

Latest developments

The 2015 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 August 2015. These data are updated regularly, bringing you the latest available information with each download of the report (late billing or credit for Route Charges, for example).

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

With Regulation No 421/2014, the Competent European Authorities authorised 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 for meeting the CAs’ requirements.

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 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 to verify the requester’s authority for receiving information  about that particular AO. This verification will be carried out with the EU ETS CAs and will be based on information provided in the AO's monitoring plan.

AO must have submitted an ETS Monitoring Plan to its relevant EU Competent Authority before accessing the support function.

However, AOs who have not yet submitted an ETS Monitoring Plan to their EU Competent Authorities will also be able to register. EUROCONTROL will examine their case and see if it will be possible to provide them with EU ETS information; they will be contacted if so.

The information can only be delivered once the online payment (by credit card) of €400 has been received.

To access the EU ETS Support Facility for AO's, click on "Access to the Support Facility", link on the right-side of the screen.

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 further assistance, please contact the ETS Contract Office.