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Report from CAEP 10

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

by Mary Ellen Eagan




This is my first time representing ACI as an observer to the ICAO CAEP meeting. And what a meeting I picked!

At the meeting yesterday, CAEP approved a recommendation that will be forwarded to the ICAO General Assembly in September to adopt the first-ever carbon standard for aviation.

As discussed in the the New York Times, the standard will require a 4 percent reduction in fuel consumption of new aircraft starting in 2028 compared with 2015 deliveries.  It also sets new limits for airplanes in production that are delivered after 2023. Depending on the size of the aircraft, actual reductions would be from zero to 11 percent, with a bigger emphasis on larger commercial airplanes.

The White House Fact Sheet emphasizes the significance of the agreement, as aviation is the first global industry to adopt a climate standard since the Paris Climate Agreement in December.

The standard is expected to be formally adopted by the civil aviation council of 36 member states in June this year, and then endorsed by the council’s assembly in October.

In addition, CAEP also forwarded a recommendation for a new Non-Volatile Particulate Matter (nvPM) standard, and approved a Circular on best practices for Airport Community Engagement.

Report from TRB 2010 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

by Mary Ellen Eagan

At long last, a report from the 2010 Annual TRB Conference.  My focus is on the workshop, committee meetings, and sessions that were sponsored or co-sponsored by the Committee on the Environmental Impacts of Aviation (AV030).  Here’s my three days at TRB, in chronological order:

Sunday’s Workshop The Costs of Cleaner: Aviation’s Emissions Inventories and Economic Consequences of Their Reduction included three presentations with very different lenses on the climate change issue:

The Committee on Environmental Impacts of Aviation (AV030) held its meeting Monday morning (yours truly presiding – please let me know if you’re interested in joining our mailing list).  In addition to discussion of committee business, there were two student paper presentations:  Analysis and Control of Airport Departure Processes to Mitigate Congestion Impacts by Ioannis Simaiakis of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Lung Deposition of Jet Engine Exhaust Particulate Matter by Elizabeth A. Black of Missouri University of Science and Technology.  The Sustainability Subcommittee also met on Monday, and included a third paper presentation, Mitigating Aviation Carbon Dioxide Emissions: An Analysis for Europe by Lynnette Dray of the University of Cambridge.  The Noise Subcommittee meeting (a joint subcommittee with the Committee on Transportation Noise, ADC40) included presentations by Raquel Girvin on Noise Effects Characterization and Mitigation Research and Lynn Engelman on the DOD Aviation Noise Program.  We also announced the formation of a new Water Resources Subcommittee, which will be ably led by Thomas Klin of CH2M Hill.

AV030 sponsored or co-sponsored three technical sessions:

As you can probably infer from this recitation of meetings and papers, attending TRB’s annual meeting can be a bit like drinking from a fire hose.  My advice to newcomers is pacing (those 9 pm sessions can really do you in), but I have always found the sessions to be informative and stimulating.  And I usually find that something about one (or more) of the sessions finally sinks in sometime later.  I’ll check back in then.