ENTEBBE. Starting next year, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will not allow aircrafts that emit more than the newly required carbon levels by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to land in the country.
“We are going to require operators to operate within the required international limits as far as carbon emissions are concerned. Every end of year, we certify operators that operate within Uganda so that they operate within limits. If we find that you contravene this, we either ground you here or we tell you you’re not welcome to Entebbe international Airport,” Mr David Kakuba, the managing director CAA said on Monday.
Mr Kakuba made the remarks while addressing journalists after opening the national stake holders training workshop on Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) in Entebbe.
“This requirement seeks for an aircraft to take off with a maximum certificated mass not exceeding 5,700 Kg and airline operators not produce carbon emissions greater than 10,000 tonnes with the exception of humanitarian, medical and fire fighting operations,” he said.
Mr Kakuba said it is now a requirement under CORSIA for countries and airlines operating international flights to implement the monitoring, reporting and verifications of carbon emissions at the start of next year.
Mr Ronny Barongo, the director safety security and economic regulation at CAA, said ICAO is assisting countries in building capacity of the carbon monitoring and emission programme that is slated to begin early next year.
“ICAO has amended the standard which is on annex 16 that deals with the environment. We now have volume 4. After it was created, states came up with the CORSIA partnership to put in place the measures,” he said.