July 23, 2012

The FAA releases its "Aviation Environmental and Energy Policy Statement" with a goal of reducing aviation's impact on energy and the environment. It includes reducing aircraft noise; an "absolute reduction" in air quality health impacts; setting a goal of carbon neutral aviation growth by 2020 and net reductions by 2050; improving the energy efficiency of the national airspace by 2% each year; and fostering development and use of alternative jet fuels. To review the Policy Statement, click here.