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An American 767-300 is towed off the gate (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

U.S. to Adopt ICAO Climate Standards for Aviation

The United States Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality proposed new Green House Gas (GHG) emission standards yesterday for commercial aviation and large business aircraft. In a press release issued by the agency, the U.S. proposal aligns with the international carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations agency charged with planning and developing international travel growth and safety. The proposed emission standards would apply to new type…