AOPA: GA Global Impact Is ‘Exceedingly Small’

 - December 29, 2008, 7:26 AM

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has commented on a set of proposed regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seek to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, specifically targeting emissions by general aviation aircraft. The EPA’s own greenhouse-gas emissions inventory shows, according to AOPA, that general aviation jets and pistons generated only 5.54 percent of the total aviation contribution and 0.74 percent of the overall transportation sector contribution. AOPA said it is “inherently obvious…that GA’s impact on the global climate is currently and will continue to be exceedingly small.”