WG12 Life Cycle Assessmen t (LCA)

WG12 Life Cycle Assessmen t (LCA)


Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a way of measuring the environmental impacts of products and services.   Good measuring tools reduce variation in the measuring process to more accurately reflect the variation in what they are measuring.



To develop an aerospace industry voluntary standard framework for Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and potentially the Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) they support in a way that reflects environmental priorities for aerospace, improves process consistency and stakeholder confidence.



  • Inform design choices & accelerate improvement
  • Support EPD & align with emerging regulations
  • Build consistency & stakeholder confidence
  • Remove waste from the LCA process in aerospace supply chains


Initial Objectives

  • Assess aerospace LCA inputs, processes and outputs
  • Identify opportunities to develop value & consistency
  • Develop & deploy aerospace standard framework



LCA basics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life-cycle_assessment

Aerospace scenarios: Waypoint 2050 Technology Pathway

LCA evolution: Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation (ESPR)


Contact:  Jamie Reyes