Michael Huerta on ICAO’s Global Carbon Emissions Standards Agreement

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Statement by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on ICAO’s Global Carbon Emissions Standards Agreement

Washington, D.C., February 8, 2016: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta released the following statement on the reduction of CO2-emissions in aviation: “I am pleased that ICAO reached an international consensus on a meaningful standard to foster reduction in CO2 emissions from aircraft. We are encouraged by this success and believe it puts us on a promising path to secure a robust market-based measure later this year. This is another example of the administration’s deep commitment to  working with the international community on policies that will reduce harmful carbon pollution worldwide.”
The U.S. prides itself on making progress in all areas of ICAO’s agreed-upon “basket of measures” to address aviation greenhouse gas emissions. This includes the development of new airframe and engine technologies, aircraft operational improvements, sustainable, alternative fuels, and a global market-based measure [Global MBM] as a gap-filler.

For example, through our Continuous Lower Energy Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) Program, we work closely with industry on accelerating the maturation of new aircraft and engine technologies to reduce fuel burn.

The FAA is well under way with a broad set of initiatives under our modernization of U.S. air transportation system. We have put in more than 7,000 GPS-based NextGen procedures so far, the majority of which result in more efficient routing. This reduces both fuel consumption and emissions.

Moreover, we partner with academia and industry in efforts to develop, test and approve sustainable alternative jet fuels.  We also collaborate with other civil aviation authorities to leverage progress being made in this vital area internationally.

The final element in the “basket” is a global market-based measure, which we view as a gap-filler to ensure our airlines can keep their international aviation emissions at 2020 levels. Since the 2013 ICAO Assembly, we have continued to work within ICAO to take a holistic approach to addressing aviation’s contribution to climate change. We, along with other Member States, continue to believe that addressing the entire basket of measures is the most effective way for international aviation to reduce its carbon footprint. Read the White House Fact Sheet: U.S. Leadership in Securing First-Ever Global Carbon Emissions Standards for Commercial Airplanes

Source: FAA

Nacelle Technologies

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Greener Advanced Nacelle Technologies

CLEEN II: FAA Selects UTC Aerospace Systems to Develop Greener Advanced Nacelle Technologies

Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 8, 2015: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business has been selected to participate in a program to develop new enabling nacelle technologies to reduce engine fuel burn and noise as part of the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) initiative. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

UTC Aerospace Systems, a world leader in design, development and production of jet engine nacelles for commercial aircraft, has developed an innovative suite of technologies that will enhance the higher efficiencies projected for next generation ultra-high bypass turbofan engines while offsetting the increased weight and aerodynamic drag that can result from their relatively larger fan diameters. The technologies are critical elements of Aerostructures’ ecoIPS™ (Ecological Integrated Propulsion System), which will leverage a suite of advanced technologies and engine integration strategies to reduce fuel burn and noise.

Under the CLEEN II agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems, in conjunction with Pratt & Whitney, will integrate and produce a ground test demonstration unit that will mature and validate the advanced nacelle technologies of the ecoIPS. The demonstration unit will be tested on a Pratt & Whitney PW1000G Geared Turbofan engine. The ground test unit will feature an advanced, short fan duct integrated thrust reverser with lower drag and improved acoustic treatment for community noise reduction. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company.

“The advanced technologies we will develop as part of the CLEEN II technology demonstrator will build upon our design innovations currently being deployed on the world’s newest airplane platforms, such as the Airbus A350 XWB and A320neo, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Bombardier CSeries and the Embraer E2,” said Marc Duvall, president, UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business. “Our goal is to have proven customer-value technologies demonstrated in our ecoIPS ready to enter into service with the next generation of new airplanes.”

Source: UTC Aerospace Systems