Regulations and Government » Environment

March 30, 2009 - 6:18am

Williams International last month completed extended testing of a coal-based, alternative fuel in an FJ44-3 engine. Two thousand gallons of the synthetic fuel powered the turbofan for 118 cycles over 21 hours. According to Williams, the fuel, which was developed by a team at Penn State University with help from Intertek-PARC and Duquesne University, performed well.

March 27, 2009 - 7:30am
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Aircraft operators who will be subject to Europe’s new emissions trading scheme (ETS) beginning Jan. 1, 2012, need to start preparing now to be part of this complex process. Pre-compliance emissions monitoring will be conducted for flights starting in 2010 and 2011, and to be part of this, operators need to submit a monitoring plan by August  and have it approved by year-end.

February 26, 2009 - 10:24am

NBAA, GAMA, AOPA and other aviation alphabet groups jointly issued a paper that offers a set of principles to address aviation and climate change.

February 24, 2009 - 9:50am

NBAA, GAMA, AOPA and other aviation alphabet groups jointly issued a paper that offers a set of principles to address aviation and climate change.

January 29, 2009 - 4:10am

NATA is warning members that new air quality regulations issued by the California Environmental Protection Agency may lead to similar restrictions in other states. The new rules were issued via the state’s Air Resources Board and apply a fleet average emission level to off-road vehicles and equipment, which includes ground-services equipment used at airports, with gasoline and liquefied-petroleum engines that produce more than 25 hp.

December 23, 2008 - 7:56am

New air quality regulations issued by the California Environmental Protection Agency may lead to similar restrictions in other states, according to the National Air Transportation Association.

December 3, 2008 - 9:58am

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.

November 4, 2008 - 4:43am

With the goal of saving as much as 470,000 metric tons of fuel each year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a Flight Efficiency Plan with Eurocontrol and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization to accelerate efficiency improvements to the European air traffic management system.

October 27, 2008 - 11:21am

Flexjet, Bombardier’s fractional ownership subsidiary, has launched a carbon-offset program for its fractional owners. The company has selected Climate Care, a leading offset provider and division of J.P. Morgan’s environment markets group, as a partner in the new initiative.

October 1, 2008 - 11:02am

The impact of the European Union’s plans to include aviation in its emission trading scheme (ETS)–a CO2 cap-and-trade system that has been in place since 2005 for ground-based facilities like coal-fired powerplants–is becoming clearer. The directive has yet to win approval, but a draft text adopted in July by the European Parliament already indicates that small operators will be exempt.

 
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