Several recent developments – including a new NBAA-supported blender’s tax credit – have bolstered efforts to increase production of sustainable aviation fuel to 3 billion gallons annually in the U.S. by 2030. “We are now moving from the early development and proof-of-concept phases into a growth phase,” notes sustainable fuels expert Dr. Lourdes Maurice. “We are seeing more and more players coming into the ecosystem. And we are starting to see that exponential growth that we have seen in all kinds of [other] renewable energies, from electric vehicles to solar.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Steve Csonka, executive director of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)
Dr. Lourdes Maurice, sustainable aviation advisor and past executive director for the FAA Office of Environment and Energy
Nancy Young, environmental and sustainability policy and legal professional and former vice president of environmental affairs at Airlines for America (A4A)
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.
In this special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, podcast host Rob Finfrock gets a few moments in between conference sessions with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the latest efforts by the association to highlight business aviation's societal benefits.
NBAA, with input from its Emerging Technologies Committee, Access Committee and Advanced Air Mobility Roundtable, recently joined with other industry partners to declare there are good reasons for the FAA not to use the term advanced air mobility in the agency's proposed revised definition of aeronautical activity.