Final Rule for Control of Air Pollution From Aircraft and Aircraft Engines; Emission Standards and Test Procedures
EPA adopted emission standards and related provisions for aircraft gas turbine engines with rated thrusts greater than 26.7 kilonewtons. These engines are used primarily on commercial passenger and freight aircraft. The requirements were previously adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Included in the rule are two new tiers of more stringent emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx). These are referred to as Tier 6 standards and Tier 8 standards. The Tier 6 standards become effective for newly-manufactured aircraft engines beginning in 2013.
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- Final Rule (PDF)(46 pp, 731 K, published June 18, 2012)
- Summary and Analysis of Comments (PDF) (32 pp, 759 K, EPA-420-R-12-011, published May 2012)
- EPA Adopts NOx Emission Standards for Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines (PDF)(2 pp, 139 K, EPA-420-F-12-027, June 2012)