US, Spain sign alternative aviation fuels accord

February 14, 2013 |

In Spain, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) signed a Declaration of Cooperation to promote the development and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the United States and Spain. The Declaration was signed by Carey Fagan, FAA Executive Director for International Affairs, and Isabel Maestre Moreno, Director of AESA. “The U.S. is committed to making aviation as clean and as energy efficient as possible, as part of our NextGen air traffic modernization goals,” said Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari, who witnessed the signing of the declaration. “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.”

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