Practical information for Aircraft Operators

Welcome to our dedicated webpage for entities under the administration of the Netherlands. Here  you can find practical information regarding compliance with the  European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for Aviation.

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Milestones and Compliance Tasks

If the Netherlands is your assigned competent authority, please find below an overview of your compliance tasks and helpful links.

Monitoring and Reporting Guidance

The Monitoring and Reporting Regulation (MRR) for the EU ETS regulates the obligations for aircraft operators to monitor and report emissions for the EU ETS. The European Commission has a detailed guidance document available to help determine monitoring and reporting obligations for Aircraft Operators for the EU ETS and CORSIA:

Further helpful guidance for determining obligations is available here:

Applicable for emissions until 31 December 2023

Applicable for emissions in the years 2024, 2025 and 2026


A detailed overview of Fit for 55 changes to the EU emissions trading system applying to aviation as of 1 January 2024 can be found on the page for Fit for 55.

For additional guidance on monitoring, reporting and verification of aviation please consult the website from the European Commission: Monitoring, reporting and verification of EU ETS emissions (europa.eu)

Further guidance for aircraft operators on the monitoring and reporting of non-CO2 aviation effects is provided in this step-by-step guide, established by the European Commission.

Biofuels

For guidance on monitoring and reporting of the use of sustainable biomass in aviation activities pursuant to the EU Emissions Trading System please consult guidance available here: Technical guidance on supporting documentation required for zero-rating claims associated to sustainable biofuels for aviation in the EU ETS

During the period from January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2024, the NEa is implementing a temporary measure to enable the zero-rating of biofuels in the EU ETS by aircraft operators. This interim solution will remain in place until the Union Database is fully operational for this specific purpose. Here you find a step-by-step overview of the process.