Since 2012, the Europe's Emission Trading System (ETS) stipulates that all aircraft using its airports pay for carbon dioxide emissions. Jet had argued that the Indian government had asked it not to comply with the scheme.
"The only substantive legal point it (Jet) takes in respect of the civil penalty was bound to follow various directions emanating from the Government of India not to participate in the EU-ETS...those directions from the Indian Government could not oust the application of the EU-ETS, as and when Jet flew to and from EU aerodromes and thus bound itself to the EU-ETS," Justice David Hart ruled in a judgement published here yesterday.
The British ruling notice, dated October 12, said that Jet Airways was required to submit carbon allowances to cover 150 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2012.
Hart was appointed by the UK's energy and climate change ministry to look into Jet's appeal and has already rejected an appeal by the Mumbai-based airline earlier this year.
The UK's Environment Agency (EA) had issued a "notice of determination" to Jet in June 2014 relating to 150 tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted by the airline that year, the first stage in the disciplinary process that can result in fines of 100 euro per tonne plus the cost of the un-surrendered allowances, the revoking of an airline's operating licence, or the impounding and sale of aircraft.
This led to Jet's appeal against the notice.


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