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USDA praises Midwest Aviation Biofuel Report
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 8 2013

Acting Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Doug O'Brian praised on July 2 a recent Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative


DC Circuit affirms crucial FAA no hazard determination for Cape Wind project
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2014

On January 22, 2014, the DC Circuit upheld the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 2012 determination of no hazard, clearing the final FAA hurdle


Alternative fuel goals reachable
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

The Agriculture Department, in conjunction with the Boeing Company and Airlines for America, released a report January 18 finding that the Federal Aviation Administration’s target for the U.S. aviation industry to use 1 billion gallons of alternative fuel per year is 2018 is achievable, but that more investment is needed


Cleveland’s NASA Glenn Center conducts bio-fuel research
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2011

As commercial airlines and the Pentagon seek alternatives to traditional jet fuel, research centers like Cleveland’s NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland are conducting research into plants that may someday be turned into bio-fuels for the aviation industry


Federal court rejects FAA's approval of wind farm
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2011

Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued 130 "no-hazard" determinations in connection with an offshore wind farm proposed to be constructed on Nantucket Sound


United States Navy procures historic amount of aviation biofuel
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

The United States Navy recently purchased 450,000 gallons of algae and animal oil fat based biofuel from Louisiana based Dynamic Fuels, LLC, which is the single largest order of biofuel by the federal government in history


United Airlines flies first biofuel-powered U.S. commercial flight
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2011

A United Airline’s Boeing 737-800 has become the first American commercial passenger jet to fly using advanced biofuels, following by just four months its approval by international aviation regulators


Wind turbines effect on radar systems and aviation security
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

On June 28 and 29 in Ottawa, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (“CanWEA”) in collaboration with the American Wind Energy Association (“AWEA”) hosted the International Wind and Radar Forum


Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest releases report
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2011

The Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest (SAFN) is the first stakeholder effort to review the challenges surrounding the production of sustainable aviation fuels and to develop a regional solution


Positive cooperation on the horizon regarding wind turbine radar concerns
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2011

As mentioned in our July 1, 2011 post entitled “Wind Turbines Effect on Radar Systems and Aviation Security,” the wind energy and aviation security sectors continue to struggle towards common ground, but signs of government agency cooperation with both developers and one another reveal that change is in the works