State Action Plans are voluntary planning and reporting tools for
States to communicate information on their activities to address CO2 emissions
from international civil aviation to ICAO. It is a living document and should be updated at least every three
years. For States, establishing a state action plan means an opportunity
to identify measures that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. As for ICAO, it allows them to assess the future progress towards
the achievement of ICAO global aspirational goals.
Why was it introduced?
responsible for the development of the State Action Plan because it has the
mandate to represent Seychelles for the International Civil Aviation
- Seychelles secured assistance from the International Civil Aviation
Organisation ESAF Regional Office to develop its State Action Plan.
September 2021 - SCAA received confirmation of capacity building assistance
under the ICAO-EU Phase II programme.
The development of a State Action Plan involved a National Action Plan Team (NAPT).
The SCAA’s Air Navigation Services Department is currently using a
system which does not allow the Air Navigation Service Provider to propose
optimum flight levels to operators. With ongoing investments in upgrading the existing system, the
result will be a reduction in Separation minima and introduction of
surveillance control. This will support lower separation minima hence
increasing the probability of obtaining optimum level.
Introduction of surveillance control and implementation of Direct
Routings Operations (DRO) and eventually (FRO) Free Routings Operations in Oceanic airspace. This being part of the project to further improve and modernise
the Air Traffic Management system, which is currently being implemented.
Measures to fully implement PBN to bring about the most benefits
to the airspace users in line with GANP highest priority. Implementation completed and procedures to be reviewed by second
quarter of 2022.
Air Seychelles, has over the years adopted a range of measures to
reduce its carbon footprint in its operation across its network. The measures
adopted are consistent with requirements of the different routes and
jurisdiction the airline serves. The measures listed below are already
implemented by the airline to reduce weight:
Use of plastic beverages instead of glass on its inflight catering
service, saving up to 0.5kg per bottle.
Reduction in number of inflight magazines to only 1 per passenger;
Emptying waste tank at each destination point.
Cleaning of interior and exterior of aircraft to minimize weight increase from dirt
accumulation and reduce drag;
Introduction of electronic devices e.g iPads in the cockpit which means removal of
manual in cockpit replaced by Electronic Flight Bags (EFB). Henceforth reducing
from 20kg manuals per pilot to 500g iPads.
These measures have already been implemented by the airline as it
is part of their strategy to be more sustainable.
Air Seychelles intends to
introduce biodegradable utensils for inflight catering. This is a requirement
for Air Seychelles at the different points it serves. Presently, the airline is
utilizing glass cups and silver cutlery for inflight catering which adds to the
overall weight of the aircraft. Henceforth a new project is being put forward
to replace all the cutleries in a bid to reduce weight factor.
Seychelles will endeavor to continue with the monitoring and
reporting of CO2 emissions. In order to ensure that it becomes mandatory for
airlines registered in Seychelles to report on their annual emissions, the
Authority will domesticate the necessary regulation as well as develop
guidelines for operators on submission of their CO2 emissions report.
There is a need for SCAA to conduct and in-depth feasibility study
on all the Airports that are under its responsibility to: determine the real cost of energy
consumption, identify and propose short and long-term solutions to bring down
this cost and to propose alternative and cleaner sources of energy based on
available capacity of existing airport infrastructures.
In an attempt to encourage such initiative, the Seychelles Civil
Aviation will embark on a sensitization program with stakeholders so as to
review the fleet of vehicles for the airport, and provide incentive to use
electrical vehicle for ground services, with the introduction of a power point
to charge electrical vehicle.
Address: Seychelles International Airport Mahe Seychelles