Assessment of CO₂ Emission Metrics for Commercial Aircraft Certification and Fleet Performance Monitoring

Aircraft regulatory standards, or aircraft certification requirements with associated stringency levels, are among the set of mechanisms that can be used to incentivize CO₂ emissions reductions from commercial aviation. Setting such standards requires the definition and identification of a metric (e.g., gC₂2/km, gCO₂/(kg*km)), correlating parameter, stringency level, and scope of applicability (i.e., type of aircraft, reference missions, fuel mix). Project 30 seeks to develop robust metrics that objectively and accurately reflect CO₂ emissions at the aircraft and fleet levels.

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    • Program Information: Centers of Excellence, Aircraft Noise and Aviation Emissions. Additional contract number: 09-C-NE-GIT-021. Interim Report can be found at:


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Windhoffer, Laszlo

  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah

    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    210 Technology Circle
    Savannah, GA  United States  31407
  • Principal Investigators:

    Marvis, Dimitri

  • Start Date: 20090501
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130530
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30225

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01570587
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 07-C-NE-GIT-022, 09-C-NE-GIT-026
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2015 1:00AM