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Regulations for Emissions from Vehicles and Engines

Regulations for Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Aircraft

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Overview

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 nitrogen oxides (NOx). These are referred to as Tier 6 standards and Tier 8 standards. The Tier 6 standards became effective for newly-manufactured aircraft engines beginning in 2013. 

In 2009, EPA's Office of Transportation Air Quality (OTAQ) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Office of Environment and Energy (AEE) provided an organic gas speciation profile for use in emission inventories of aircraft equipped with turbofan, turbojet, and turboprop engines fueled with kerosene-based jet-A fuel.  

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List of Related Regulations

Below is a list of all regulations related to NOx pollution from aircraft.

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Regulation Title Regulation Date
(Year/Month)
Final Rule for Control of Air Pollution From Aircraft and Aircraft Engines; Emission Standards and Test Procedures 2012/06
Direct Final Rule for Control of Air Pollution From Aircraft and Aircraft Engines; Emission Standards and Test Procedures 1997/05
Final Rule for Control of Air Pollution from Aircraft and Aircraft Engines; Emission Standards and Test Procedures 2005/11

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