ICAO contemplates tougher emissions standards on CO2 and noise for…

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ICAO contemplates tougher emissions standards on CO2 and noise for aircraft
2022-02-22 11:31:00
UN aviation experts at ICAO are again discussing toughening emissions standards for commercial aircraft, less than six years before a previously agreed standard takes effect.  Support for a new emissions standard could put pressure on plane-makers, which need years to adapt to rule changes due to long production cycles, to cease producing their least efficient models. Some ICAO member countries back the introduction of more stringent standards. One source said ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) agreed to draft new standards. However, it is not clear when these might come into force – it is hoped before 2025 – nor how tough the standards would be. ICAO is seeking broad agreement this year on a long-term aviation carbon reduction goal, but there are differences with countries such as China (with a young, growing aviation sector) not enthusiastic. ICAO’s governing council has already backed emissions rules for new planes, with a cut-off date of 2028 for planes that do not comply with the standard, unless exempted. .Tweet UN aviation experts contemplate tougher emissions standards for aircraft By Allison Lampert (Reuters) 18.2.2022 MONTREAL, Feb 17 (Reuters) – UN aviation experts are again discussing toughening emissions standards for commercial aircraft, less than six years before a previously agreed clampdown takes effect. Support for a new emissions standard could put pressure on planemakers, which need years to adapt to rule changes due to long production cycles, to cease producing their least efficient models, two sources familiar with the talks said. Experts from the United States and some European countries backed tougher emissions standards during a virtual gathering of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) group this week, according to working papers and sources. One of the sources said ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) agreed on Thursday to draft new standards for civil aircraft, as part of broader efforts through 2025 to update rules for aircraft noise and emissions. But it remains unclear when the proposed standards for commercial aircraft, such as those made by plane-makers Boeing Co (BA.N) and Airbus SE (AIR.PA), would be drafted and take effect, and how stringent they would be, the source said. “It’s a real struggle to see it all getting done by 2025,” the source said. The meeting comes as ICAO is seeking broad agreement this fall on a long-term climate goal amid differences between Europe and

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