The European Commission has officially received the second European Aviation Environmental Report which was prepared and published by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in close collaboration with the European Environment Agency (EEA) and EUROCONTROL. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the environmental performance of the sector, and reveals that the solutions currently deployed at EU level are enabling improvements to the sustainability of aviation in Europe, namely in terms of noise per flight or fuel consumption per passenger. However, with air traffic set to further increase in the years to come, the environmental footprint of the sector in Europe will continue to increase - i.e. overall emissions and total number of people affected by harmful noise.