ICAO Reach Decision in Historic CO2 Standards Agreement
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has announced a decision in the debate surrounding the CO2 emissions limits for business aircraft. The decision has been made following six years of meetings and testing to arrive at the recommended standard, which will now go for approval later this year.
The agreement has been supported by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and a consortium of business jet owners and manufacturers represented by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
There will be conditional recommendations, such as the application of the standard to small aircraft (below 5.7 metric tons), and propeller aircraft (below 8.7 metric tons).