Where can I find information on aircraft and the environment?
For an overview of EPA resources that address aircraft/aviation and the environment, please see:
Nonroad Engines, Equipment, and Vehicles: Aircraft
The EPA has also published profiles of the Air Transportation industry and the Aerospace industry:
Profile of the Air Transportation Industry
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assistance/sectors/notebooks/airtrans.pdf (PDF, 101 pages)
Profile of the Aerospace Industry http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=50000HO7.txt (PDF, 131 pages)
For more information from EPA, contact the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/oms-cmt.htm.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has several published reports and a related web site:
"Aviation and Emissions, A Primer." 2005.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/policy_guidance/envir_policy/media/aeprimer.pdf (PDF, 25 pages)
"Aviation and the Environment - Managing the Challenge of Growth." 2008.
http://www.faa.gov/news/conferences_events/2008_market_research_conference/materials/media/AviationandtheEnvironment.pdf(PDF, 13 pages)
FAA Airport Environmental Program
For more information from FAA, contact the Planning and Environment Division at
Several other federal and non-profit agencies have published reports that address topics such as aircraft emissions and climate change, air and water quality, de-icing, and bird strikes.
"Aviation and the Environment." Government Accountability Office. 2009.
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09554.pdf (PDF, 100 pages)
"Aviation and Climate Change." Congressional Research Service. 2009.
http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R40090_20090804.pdf (PDF, 14 pages)
"Critical Issues in Aviation and the Environment." Transportation Research Board. 2009.
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/circulars/ec138.pdf (PDF, 62 pages)
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