ICAO announced that its Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection committed "to a timetable for the development of a [carbon dioxide] standard for commercial aircraft," aiming to have it ready in 2013. CAEP's eighth meeting, held this month, also recommended standards for nitrogen oxides "up to 15% more stringent than the current levels, applicable to new aircraft engines certified after Dec. 31, 2013." A cutoff of Dec. 31, 2012, was recommended for engines produced under existing NOx ...

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