US airlines seek fuel alternatives

The Air Transport Association of America has reaffirmed its absolute commitment to protecting the environment in releasing its guiding principles for reducing carbon output, conserving fuel and finding jet fuel alternatives. The principles, titled “Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels: The ATA Commitment,” are designed to bring cleaner jet fuel alternatives to market while ensuring safety, increasing reliability and promoting economic feasibility.

        “We must stay uniquely focused on further reducing the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions and on helping America enhance its energy security,” said ATA President and CEO James C. May. “With jet fuel prices reaching unforeseen highs on a daily basis - so high that now one-third of an average ticket goes to pay for fuel alone - and given the environmental challenges associated with traditional fossil fuels, the airline industry is even more committed to implementing alternative fuels on a broad scale.”