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Recent statements highlight difficulty in achieving a global compromise on aviation emissions regulation
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union, Global
  • March 26 2012

Since taking effect on January 1, 2012, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (“EU-ETS”) has continued to be a hot button issue among the international aviation community


European Commission confirms that aviation sector will become second largest industry in carbon trading system
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union
  • June 17 2011

As a follow-up to our October 20, 2010 post entitled “Climate Change: International Regulation of GHG Emissions From Aircraft,” on June 6, 2011 the European Commission (“EC”) confirmed its earlier March 2011 announcement that the aviation sector will become the second-largest industry in Europe’s carbon Emissions Trading System (“ETS”), behind only power generation


EPA brings NOx emissions regulations for commercial and non-commercial civilian aircraft engines in line with ICAO standards
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2012

Late last month, EPA adopted new nitrogen oxide (“NOx”) emissions standards for aircraft engines that align with international requirements previously promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”


ECJ upholds the directive applying the EU ETS to aviation activities
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • March 8 2012

On 21 December 2011 the European Court of Justice (the ECJ) delivered its preliminary ruling on the legal challenge by the Air Transport Association of America and certain US airlines to the validity of Directive 2008101EC (the Directive), the Directive which brings aviation activities within the scope of the EU ETS


Environmental advocacy group sues EPA to regulate emissions from aviation gasoline
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2012

As we mentioned in our October 19, 2011 post, “EPA Sets Its Regulatory Cross Hairs on Leaded Aviation Fuel,” an environmental advocacy group, Friends of the Earth, filed a 2006 petition asking EPA to find that lead emissions from the use of aviation gasoline (“Avgas”) in the general aviation sector endangers public health, and to regulate such emissions under the Clean Air Act


EU-ETS special report
  • Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 13 2013

The statements made by representatives of the European Commission welcoming the resolution by the ICAO Assembly on 4 October 2013 to implement a


Aviation industry considers the use of more biofuels to cut emissions and reduce costs
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union, Global
  • November 8 2011

As reported in earlier posts, non-European Union airlines may soon be subject to the EU Emissions Trading System (“ETS”


Developments in HAZMAT regulations: shipping lithium batteries by air
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2010

The pace of changes in the hazardous materials (HAZMAT) regulations governing the transporting of lithium batteries (and equipment containing lithium batteries) continues to create confusion among shippers and carriers


U.S. House of Representatives approves European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • November 19 2012

Last week, the United States House of Representatives approved the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011, which would allow aircraft operators to dodge participation in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme


District court describes endangerment finding for aircraft greenhouse gas emissions as "compulsory"
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • July 13 2011

On July 5, 2011, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion suggesting that U.S. EPA has an obligation to make an "endangerment finding" with respect to greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft