The June 15, 2015, issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation covers Nextant Aerospace's resale division for its remanufactured aircraft, interviews Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare and reports on the EPA's process to adopt a carbon dioxide-emission standard for aircraft:

Nextant Aerospace Adds Resale Division

Cleveland, Ohio-based Nextant Aerospace has opened a resale division with its first aircraft, a 2012 Nextant 400XT.

The division sells pre-owned versions of its remanufactured aircraft. “By establishing a resale division, we can take a pre-owned Nextant and upgrade it to include new technology features that have been added to current aircraft,” said Aimee Dalton, marketing manager at Nextant Aerospace.

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Sounding Board: Five Minutes with Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare

Months into his job as Bombardier CEO, Alain Bellemare is focused on meeting current challenges. 

Alain Bellemare took over as president and CEO of Bombardier in February, following a career at United Technologies Corp. He spoke with Aviation Week Managing Editor Graham Warwick. 

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EPA Takes First Step Toward CO2 Standard For Aviation

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed finding that aircraft emissions contribute to climate change and endanger public health launches a regulatory process planned to culminate in U.S. adoption of a carbon-dioxide standard for aircraft being developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The proposed endangerment finding—made in response to a petition and lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups—is a necessary first step toward rulemaking that will enable the U.S to adopt the international CO2 standard, which is scheduled to be finalized by February 2016.

But key aspects of aviation’s first CO2 standard remain to be agreed upon, including its stringency level, when it will take effect and whether the standard should apply to new in-production aircraft as well as new aircraft types.

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