Air pollution

April 3, 2008 - 11:59am

When Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, suggested yesterday that the FAA’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were “tangential” to other agency objectives, Daniel Elwell, assistant administrator for the FAA office of aviation policy, planning and environment, politely begged to differ.

April 2, 2008 - 9:10am

The Los Angeles board of airport commissioners awarded a $2.15 million contract to Jacobs Consultancy for a three-year study to evaluate air pollution emissions and their impact on surrounding communities. The study begins in June and includes installation of 11 air-monitoring stations in the LAX area and collection of data for 12 months.

February 19, 2008 - 9:14pm

Pratt & Whitney expects to triple the number of engines it washes under its EcoPower program this year, claiming the fuel-saving cleaning process has become “increasingly popular” with airlines.

The company plans to expand the availability of its engine washing technology beyond the existing 11 service centers in the U.S. and Europe to include regional centers and an increase in mobile units capable of washing engines in situ.

February 19, 2008 - 9:14pm

Pratt & Whitney expects to triple the number of engines it washes under its EcoPower program this year, claiming the fuel-saving cleaning process has become “increasingly popular” with airlines.

The company plans to expand the availability of its engine washing technology beyond the existing 11 service centers in the U.S. and Europe to include regional centers and an increase in mobile units capable of washing engines in situ.

February 8, 2008 - 10:33am

Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, wants to know whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has plans to regulate heat-trapping global warming emissions from America’s aviation sector.

February 8, 2008 - 10:33am

Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, wants to know whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has plans to regulate heat-trapping global warming emissions from America’s aviation sector.

January 10, 2008 - 10:01am

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December 27, 2007 - 11:13am

The International Air Carrier Association (IACA) last month called on European Union member states to include an open carbon trading system for aviation within the existing Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) market. At the association’s annual general meeting in Brussels, IACA members asserted that the current design–drafted by the European Parliament–would damage the aviation sector beyond repair.

October 8, 2007 - 11:45am

Jan. 1, 2006, is the date for the implementation of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Chapter 4 noise limits. The latest noise and emissions standards (European terminology uses “Chapter” to correspond with the U.S.

September 27, 2007 - 6:33am

Delegates from Europe’s regional airlines are “delighted” to be returning to the Greek capital Athens this month for their annual general assembly because of the city’s great success as a previous venue, according to Mike Ambrose, director-general of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA).

 
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