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Friday, September 14, 2012

FAA, Germany Form Alternative Aviation Fuels Agreement

FAA and the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development signed an agreement to collaborate in the promotion and development of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the United States and Germany.

The two agencies signed a Declaration of Cooperation during a ceremony at the ILA Berlin Air Show.

According to FAA, the goals of the new agreement are to exchange ideas and collaborate on problems and projects of mutual interest relating to the development of sustainable alternative aviation fuels.

“Together, we can leverage our research, our knowledge and our greatest resource — our experts — to work toward creating new sustainable alternative jet fuels,” said Philip D. Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to Germany. “This, and other Declarations of Cooperation with international partners, such as Australia and Brazil, will enable us to better share and exchange technologies and that will benefit aviation on a global level.”

The two agencies did not announce when they plan to begin their mutual development and promotion of alternative aviation fuels.  


(Right to Left: Philip D. Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, who signed the Declaration on behalf of the FAA with Dr. Peter Ramsauer, Federal Minister for Transport Building and Urban Development.) 

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