EPA Introduces New Emissions Regs For Aircraft Engines

Law360, New York (July 6, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed new air pollution standards for engines used primarily in large commercial aircraft in an effort to significantly reduce ground-level nitrogen oxide emissions over the next 20 years.

The proposal includes several new emission standards and other regulatory requirements for aircraft turbofan and turbojet engines with rated thrusts greater than 26.7 kilonewtons, a measurement that covers engines that are used primarily on commercial passenger and freight aircraft including 737s, 747s and 767s.

The proposed requirements, which will now undergo...
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