Environment & Energy Report

EU to Grade Jets by Environmental Impact as CO2 Concerns Mount

June 12, 2019, 1:27 PM

Europe’s air-safety regulator plans to grade aircraft according to carbon emissions and pollution as passengers demand more information on the environmental impact of flights.

Work has begun on a labeling system similar to that used to rate the efficiency of household appliances such as refrigerators, Patrick Ky, executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency, said in a briefing on Wednesday.

“Passengers told us they would like to know the environmental performance of the aircraft they are taking,” Ky said in Cologne, Germany. “Customers get smarter and smarter and make more informed decisions about which airlines and airports they use.”...

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