A delay in setting a fuel-efficiency metric to measure aircraft CO2 emissions could open the door for environmental groups to push for stricter standards, reports The Weekly of Business Aviation
(subscribers only). An International Civil Aviation Organization working group has sent rival metric proposals to a steering group that meets in September, and is now targeting 2015 instead of 2013 as the date for completing a standard.
North Carolina's Piedmont Triad International Airport is among those in the running for an $80 million expansion being planned by
Honda Aircraft, reports the News-Record
. The project could create up to 419 jobs.
BizAv industry observers say that the business jet industry could see slower sales in the short term, but stronger demand down the road, reports the Wichita Eagle
Edward L. Glaeser uses an op-ed in the Boston Globe
to note that accident prevention and safety should be FAA's only job. The AOPA Pilot
blog reports on Jeppesson's transitional to digital.