February 09, 2016

Setting the standard

Today saw an historic development on the path towards a sustainable future for air travel. The UN’s aviation agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), through its sub-committee, the Committee on Environment Protection (CAEP), has just agreed on the formulation of a CO2 standard for new aircraft. Following this recommendation from CAEP, the standard will be formally adopted by the ICAO Council. This standard has been about six in the making and the whole industry has welcomed the final deal today.

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