Even though noise wasn’t a factor in the accident, February’s Challenger overrun at Teterboro has inevitably resurrected local residents’ complaints about aircraft noise. It doesn’t take much, as we all know, to reinvigorate the anti-noise folks.
Aviation and the environment
The European Commission (EC) definitely wants to include aviation in the European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) to cap the industry’s not-so-minor contribution to greenhouse effect gas emissions.
NASA has been studying various types of emissions from commercial aircraft to develop ways to reduce emissions and protect the environment. In recent years, fine-particle emissions from aircraft have been identified as possible contributors to global climate changes and to lower local air quality.
Users of corporate, business and executive aircraft in the UK are working to understand the implications of proposed new civil aviation rules, especially those governing emissions. The Civil Aviation Bill, published in June, covers the next 30 years’ development of air travel in the UK.
Within a decade, aircraft operators flying in the airspace of the 25-state European Union (EU) will likely have to start paying for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from their engines.
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