On July 28, the FAA announced it will set an “aspirational” target in a yet-to-be-published strategic plan, Destination 2025, for the U.S. aviation industry to use 1 billion gallons of alternative jet fuel per year by 2018. The plan also sets a goal of developing an alternative replacement fuel for leaded aviation gasoline “that is usable by most general aviation aircraft” by 2018. In testimony before the Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, an FAA official indicated that the agency has been working with industry to address barriers to the use of “drop-in” jet fuels. The airline industry, which expects to spend $53 billion on fuel in 2011 ($39 billion more than the previous year) supports alternative fuel efforts.
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FAA plans to set goal of 1 billion gallons of alternative fuel use by aviation in 2018
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