NPA 2017-01

Implementation of the CAEP/10 amendments on climate change, emissions and noise

This Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) addresses the environmental issues related to the CAEP/10 amendments and their implementation within the European regulatory system.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) agreed in February 2016 on various amendments to ICAO Annex 16 ‘Environmental Protection’ to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (the ‘Chicago Convention’). This included general amendments to the existing Volume I ‘Aircraft Noise’ and Volume II ‘Engine emissions’ Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). CAEP also agreed on two new standards: one on non-volatile particulate matter (nvPM) emissions to be included in Volume II, and an entirely new Volume III for aeroplane CO2 emissions.

Furthermore, the NPA is linked to ICAO State Letters AN 1/17.14-16/53, AN 1/17.14-16/55 and AN 1/17.14-16/56. It proposes to transpose CAEP/10 amendments into Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008, Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 and the related acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM), as well as into the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Certification Specifications (CSs) for ‘Aircraft Engine Emissions and Fuel Venting’ (CS-34), ‘Aircraft Noise’ (CS-36) and ‘Aeroplane CO2 Emissions’ (CS-CO2).

The objective of this NPA is to ensure alignment with ICAO provisions. The proposed changes are expected to maintain a high uniform level of environmental protection as well as provide a level playing field for all actors in the aviation sector.