NATA Cheers SAF Inclusion in House Bill

 - June 23, 2020, 12:02 PM
Under House Bill H.R. 2, up to $35 million a year through 2025 will be allocated for the study and development of sustainable aviation fuel, as well to assess and improve aviation's environmental impacts. (Photo: Avfuel)

With the House of Representatives yesterday releasing the text of its Infrastructure package bill, “The Moving Forward Act," NATA is applauding the inclusion of language to further the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel. The bill calls for the allocation of $30 million a year through 2025 for the study and development of renewable aviation fuels.

Part of the measure also authorizes an additional $5 million a year over the same period, to be appropriated from the Treasury general fund, to the Center for Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment. To be overseen by the FAA, the funds will be used for “programs to assess and reduce the environmental impacts of aviation, and to improve the health and quality of life of individuals living in and around airport communities.”

“The aviation business community is at the forefront of the transition to sustainable fuels and is taking proactive measures towards building a sustainable future,” said NATA president and CEO Timothy Obitts. “We believe that provisions like these that affirm and assist our collective efforts will help foster the impactful breakthroughs and long-term progress our industry is working to contribute through innovation, collaboration, and education.”