Airbus welcomes the CO 2 emissions standard for commercial airplanes proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) on the 8 th February 2016 in Montreal, Canada. The agreement on the ICAO “ CO 2 Standard” is the result of work by a task force of experts from governments and observers and will be endorsed by the ICAO Council later this year.
The aim of this certification standard is to reduce CO 2 emissions from aviation by encouraging the integration of fuel efficient technologies into aircraft design and development, ensuring older aircraft are replaced by newer, more efficient designs. This is part of a broader set of actions aimed at tackling aviation’s climate change impact including improvements in flight operations, deployment of sustainable jet fuels and the reduction of noise and other emissions together with the development of a global market based measure for aviation? to be agreed at the ICAO General Assembly in October 2016.
Airbus has invested significantly in improving the environmental performance of its sites, products and services, consistently bringing the most eco-efficient aircraft to the market, meeting and surpassing environmental performance requirements. The A320neo reduces CO 2 emissions by 15 percent today, rising to 20 percent by 2020; the A350 XWB is reducing CO 2 emissions by 25 percent compared to the aircraft it is replacing. In 2017, the A330neo will offer a 14 percent reduction in CO 2 emissions, and the A380, in service since 2007, shows a 40 percent reduction in CO 2 emissions compared to previous generation very large aircraft. Airbus will continually strive to meet and exceed ambitious emissions requirements for both current and future aircraft.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Feb 9, 2016