The first global greenhouse gas emissions standard for aircraft has been recommended by United Nations panel. It will applicable to most airliners and cargo planes including designs already in production.
- The draft rule has been released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
According to the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), the plan could diminish the fuel consumption in new aircraft by an average of 4% compared to the current level.
- The full implementation of plan will be made by 2028, which is expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 650 million tons between 2020 and 2040. It is equivalent to removing 140 million cars from the road for a year.
In a bid of fuel savings from the airlines, the newest Boeing and Airbus designs already meet the proposed efficiency standards.
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Established in 1947, International Civil Aviation Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations which codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth.
- It adopts standards and recommended practices concerning air navigation, its infrastructure, flight inspection, prevention of unlawful interference, and facilitation of border-crossing procedures for international civil aviation.
- Headquarter – Montreal, Canada
- Head – Dr. Fang Liu