Project 30 - CO₂ Standard

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., gCO₂/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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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

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

    Hileman, James

    Maurice, Lourdes

  • Performing Organizations:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    810 Atlantic
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Principal Investigators:

    Reherman, Clay

    Waitz, Ian

  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30580

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572641
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 10894043, 10833584
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2015 1:00AM