How Airpas supports Transavia Netherlands with a successful ETS audit
The current European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS) is the world's biggest scheme for trading greenhouse gas emissions allowances. Within the rules of the EU it is stipulated that all airlines pay ETS for every flight that has the start and end point within the EU.
In short, it means that we pay for every ton of CO2 that we emit, whereby the number of tons of CO2 is calculated by means of a fixed conversion of the number of kg fuel that we have used (Ton fuel x 3.15 = ton CO2).
The reporting (and payment) of the CO2 emissions is a statutory requirement, which is maintained by the Dutch Emissions Authority. They require two things:
• The calculation must be done according to the method prescribed by them
• The calculation must be approved by an 'approved' verifier
For Transavia Netherlands this means that an auditor checks our fuel data twice a year. They check the completeness of our data and the correctness of the split routes on which we do/do not have to pay ETS.
For checking the data, they request the following items from each Transavia Netherlands flight in order to calculate according to method B: Fuel on board before uplift, Uplift and Fuel on blocks. By connecting these points of all flights to each other, they check for registration whether the flights have been completed and the data is reliable (for example if the fuel on blocks of flight A does not connect with the fuel on board of the flight afterwards it seems as if there is an omission in the data).
In the past the fuel data quality was moderate and it took Transavia Netherlands quite some time to prove afterwards that the fuel data was correct and reliable.
By using the Airpas cost management solution together with the Airpas eMisssion application, Transavia Netherlands managed:
• to improve its Flight and Fuel data quality year on year
• to deliver ETS audit reports fast and easily
• to significantly reduce fuel audit discrepancies
• that in the most recent audit no fuel breaks could be found in the entire sample of 40.000+ flights
Transavia Netherlands is a budget airline that was established in 1965 in the Netherlands. Today, the airline operates 43 AC, taking its passengers to the most beautiful business and holiday destinations in Europe.
The airline is part of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group, making it a member of the largest aviation group in Europe.
Customer testimonial by:
Willem Jan Matthijssen
Employee & Finance
Nienke van Hoof
Direct Operating Costs