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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

U.S., Spain Working on Alternative Aviation Fuels

FAA signed a declaration of cooperation with the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency last week to promote the development of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the United States and Spain.

Under the agreement, the two countries will exchange information and ideas to collaborate on projects of mutual interest in developing alternative aviation fuels.

Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari said the agreement was signed as part of the agency’s NextGen air traffic modernization goals. The two aviation regulatory agencies will focus on sharing information about research and development activities, while looking to share best practices about alternative jet fuel conversion.

“Spain also has an ambitious and innovative alternative jet fuels R&D program, the involvement of all the key stakeholders, and the agricultural resources to support aviation biofuel production. This Declaration of Cooperation will enable us to better share and exchange ideas and best practices to attain our goals,” said Porcari. More

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