S7 presents emissions monitoring plan to European union
In February 2009 the European Commission included aviation into the emission trading system. Since January 1, 2012 each airline operating flights to Europe shall receive emissions quota proportional to its air traffic performance. Each airline shall have the right to a certain free emission quota.
“S7 fleet is totally complying with new environmental standards that the European Union established for all airlines flying to Europe. In 2009 the fuel consumption decreased by 40% compared to the previous year. S7 has already launched a major fleet upgrade program for several years. In 2008 the company stopped operating low fuel efficiency aircraft made in the Soviet Union. Today S7 has the most modern and "fresh" fleet in Russia. The aircraft average age is nine years. In 2010 the aircraft average age will be only six years after the projected removal of Airbus A310 Aircraft from operation“, - said Vadim Besperstov, Commercial Director of S7.
The monitoring plan is the first stage of S7 involvement into the emission trading system. Since the beginning of 2010 air carriers will carry out annual monitoring of emissions and present the report to the European Union.
S7 Airlines was the largest domestic airline in Russia in 2008 and rates among the TOP-50 of the world air carriers by this segment. In 2007 the company received IATA official notice of entry to the Operators registry IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) and became the second in Russia air carrier, having successfully completed the international audit process in compliance with the set operational safety standards.
S7 Airlines is one of the most stable airlines in Russia, making use of the world industry latest achievements in passenger service and actively working to improve its service. S7 Airlines is the winner of the annual national award «Noonday Marko (Popular trademark) / №1 Trademark in Russia» in 2007.