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Alternative jet fuels: Case study of commercial-scale deployment

Several airlines around the globe have conducted or participated in pilot projects to demonstrate the feasibility of using alternative jet fuel (AJF) on regular flights. However, most of these...
Published 2017.10.24: Publication

Alternative jet fuel development and deployment in North America

International aviation GHG emissions from airline carriers based in Canada and the United States increased from 36.2 to 60.2 million tonnes (MtCO2e) per year from 1990 through 2015—and they are...
Published 2017.05.30: Publication

Mitigating international aviation emissions: Risks and opportunities for alternative jet fuels

The aviation sector—and its associated GHG emissions—are projected to grow at an exponential rate over the next several decades. To mitigate this rise in emissions, some have touted alternative jet...
Published 2017.03.22: Publication

International Civil Aviation Organization’s Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

On October 6, 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) finalized the details of a market-based measure (MBM) to offset most of the growth in aviation carbon dioxide emissions...
Published 2017.02.13: Publication

Cost assessment of near- and mid-term technologies to improve new aircraft fuel efficiency

This report summarizes the results of the first independent, bottom-up cost assessment of near and mid-term technologies to improve new aircraft fuel efficiency. Carried out in cooperation with a...
Published 2016.09.27: Publication

Aviation fuel efficiency technology assessment (AFETA)

Tecolote Research, Inc. is a private firm specializing in cost estimations for high-technology acquisition programs, with more than 40 years experience supporting U.S. government agencies. ICCT...
Published 2016.09.27: Publication

Oil market futures: Effects of low-carbon transport policies on long-term oil prices

This study, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, evaluates the effects of transport technology and policies on oil prices and the wider economy. The study compares a Business-as-Usual (...
Published 2016.04.29: Publication

International Civil Aviation Organization CO2 standard for new aircraft

On 8 February 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) finalized a proposed performance standard for new aircraft that will mandate improvements in fuel efficiency and reductions in...
Published 2016.02.09: Publication

Transatlantic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2014

This report compares the fuel efficiency, and therefore carbon intensity, of the top 20 airlines on transatlantic routes between North America and Europe in 2014. It is the first analysis to combine...
Published 2015.11.16: Publication

U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2014

This study, the fourth in a series of yearly analyses of U.S. airlines on domestic operations, arrives as we near a potential turning point for public policy concerning aviation and the environment....
Published 2015.10.22: Publication

Fuel efficiency trends for new commercial jet aircraft: 1960 to 2014

This report updates a 2009 study that analyzed the sales- and activity-weighted fuel efficiency improvement of commercial jet aircraft from 1960 to 2008. It improves on that work in several...
Published 2015.09.03: Publication

U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2013

The newest release of this annual rankings report compares the fuel efficiency, and therefore carbon intensity, of U.S. airlines on domestic operations in 2013. The report also investigates changes...
Published 2014.11.19: Publication

U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2011–2012

Airlines’ in-use fuel efficiency is directly related to aviation’s climate impact. In the U.S., aviation accounted for about 11% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation...
Published 2014.04.30: Publication

U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2010

Aviation plays a vital role in the modern global economy, but it is a significant and growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, and of oil demand. GHG emissions from aviation are projected to...
Published 2013.09.10: Publication

Evaluating air carrier fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions in the U.S. airline industry

In light of volatile fuel prices, rising concern over climate change, and the global economic importance of aviation, developing the capability to evaluate airline fuel efficiency is critical. Policy...
Published 2013.09.10: Publication

CO2 requirement for new aircraft

In February 2013, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s environmental committee finalized a CO2 certification requirement to serve as the basis for a global CO2 (efficiency) standard for...
Published 2013.08.06: Publication

An economic analysis of maximum take-off weight (MTOW) reductions under an ICAO CO2 standard

As part of efforts to address the impact of aircraft emissions on the global climate, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is currently developing the world’s first CO2 emission...
Published 2013.05.13: Publication

The Role and Design of a CO2 Standard for New Aircraft

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Published 2011.04.26: Publication

Aircraft efficiency metrics: Mass as a “What Is Transported” Term in Efficiency Standards

Recent ICAO deliberations have highlighted some of the tradeoffs faced by including or excluding aircraft and/or fuel mass in an aircraft efficiency metric. This paper, presented to the third CO2 TG...
Published 2010.10.07: Publication

Test cycles used to evaluate vehicle efficiency

A key component of a CAEP/9 CO2 certification requirement and standard will be the test point(s) used to evaluate the efficiency of aircraft. This paper, presented to the third CO2 TG meeting of the...
Published 2010.10.07: Publication

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