ICAO adopts new CO2, Chapter 14 noise standards for aircraft from 2018

ABOVE: Close-up of the CFM56 engine aboard a Qantas Boeing 737-800, taxying out at Perth Airport.
Photo © David Eyre

22 February 2013 © David Eyre

The United Nations’ aviation  agency, ICAO, has agreed on certification procedures to support a new carbon  dioxide (CO2) emissions standard for aircraft, as well as a new Chapter 14  noise standard for future commercial aircraft that will result in quieter skies  and airports.

The new Chapter 14 noise standard  is quieter by seven Effective Perceived Noise Decibels, compared to the current  Chapter 4 Standard, which took effect from 2006. The Chapter 14 noise standard  applies to newly-designed high-weight aircraft entering service from 2017 and  for lower weight aircraft entering service from 2020.

The new CO2 and noise standards  will be presented for final review and approval by the ICAO Council later this  year and will come into force 31 December 2017.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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