U.S., Germany To Cooperate On Alternative Aviation Fuels

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The FAA and the German government have agreed to work together to promote and develop sustainable alternative jet fuels, the FAA said last week. Representatives from Germany's Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development and the FAA signed an agreement during a ceremony at the ILA Berlin Air Show. "Together, we can leverage our research, our knowledge and our greatest resource -- our experts -- to work toward creating new sustainable alternative jet fuels," said Philip Murphy, U.S. ambassador.

The agreement identifies specific areas in which the FAA and the German agency may cooperate, such as exchanging information about research results. The agencies also may cooperate in other areas, such as research about the environmental impact of alternative fuels and how to reduce production costs.