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NPA 2020-06

Implementation of the latest CAEP amendments to ICAO Annex 16 Volumes I, II and III

The objective of this Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to align the European Union (EU) regulations and the associated acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM) with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and guidance on environmental protection.

The ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) agreed in February 2019 on a new non-volatile particulate matter (nvPM) emissions standard, and proposed improvements to the existing noise, aircraft engine emissions, and aeroplane CO2 emissions standards.

Thus, this NPA proposes to amend accordingly Article 9 ‘Essential requirements’ of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, Annex I (Part 21) to Commission Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 as well as the AMC and GM to Annex I (Part 21), CS-34, CS-36, and CS-CO2.

The proposed amendments are expected to ensure a high uniform level of environmental protection and to provide a level playing field for all actors in the aviation market.