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Arlington, Va. – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted the International Civil Aviation Organization’s first ever aircraft CO2 standard with its final rule on “Control of Air Pollution from Aircraft and Aircraft Engines: Proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards and Test Procedures.” The rule comes after more than a decade of work by ICAO member countries who first pushed for the development of a standard in October 2010 before arriving at the final airplane CO2 emissions certification standard in February 2016. In response to the rule, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Vice President of Civil Aviation David Silver released the following statement:

“With this final rule, the EPA has demonstrated America’s commitment to global action against climate change and ensured U.S. aircraft will meet the same standards as our competitors across the world. Improving aircraft efficiency is a crucial part of the aviation industry’s plans to reduce CO2 emissions, and we look forward to working with the FAA to incorporate this standard into its aircraft certification requirements.”


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