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2016 Civil Aviation Week conference held in Montreal

Aerospace and aviation industry leaders recently gathered in Montreal for the 2016 Civil Aviation Week conference, hosted by Airports Council International, Canttech Letter reported.

The week-long conference opened Sept. 26. Also occurring at the same time was the 39th triennial Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations organization, and the annual conference of ACI-North America and ACI World, the source noted.

More than 2,200 delegates and 263 exhibitors from 63 countries attended the events during the week, according to Airport World.

The conference is making headlines for discussions around a “landmark proposal” for a new carbon emission regulation, Radio Canada International reported. The proposed rule would limit carbon emissions from international flights and be the first industry-wide global emissions pact.

“This assembly stands to become a historic milestone, setting new records for its level of participation and the very significant amount of work to be undertaken here by world governments,” said Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, president of the Council of the ICAO. “It is also expected to endorse a resolute step to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by the international community, and sector-wide action at the global level.”

ACI World also released its predictions for the future of the aviation industry. It estimated that the number of passengers will reach 14.6 billion per year by 2029, and then 23.6 billion by 2040, according to Airport World.