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Department of Transportation Announces Air Transportation Center of Excellence

On Friday September 13th, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will contribute $40 million over the next 10 years to an Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) that will focus on increasing aviation efficiencies.  Secretary of Transportation Anthony … Continue reading

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House approves anti-biofuel amendments

On Wednesday, July 23rd, the House of Representatives approved two amendments to the Defense Appropriations bill that could negatively impact the ability of the Department of Defense (DOD) to procure advanced biofuels.  As Mike Breen, Executive Director of Operation Free notes, … Continue reading

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Level the Playing Field for U.S. Airlines and their Workers

New ALPA Report Highlighted at First Ever Pilot Legislative Summit in Washington, DC as ALPA pilots blitz Capitol Hill A new report issued today by The Air Line Pilots Association Int’l. (ALPA) highlights the growing threat of state-sponsored foreign competition and … Continue reading

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DOD issues contracts to advance biofuels

On Friday May 24, the Pentagon issued three contracts for biofuel construction plant planning capable of producing over 150 million gallons of advanced biofuels at prices that are competitive with fuels derived from oil.  ALPA and our coalition partners fought … Continue reading

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House Passes Defense Measure with ALPA Supported Biofuel Language

Last night, the House passed the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for (H.R. 4310).  The legislation includes ALPA supported language to allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to procure and produce advance biofuels.  ALPA joined with coalition partners … Continue reading

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Biofuels legislation passes Senate!

Yesterday, the Senate passed the S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 98-0.  Earlier, before reaching the Senate Floor, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) voted to include two amendments which would have made it much … Continue reading

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Airbus and China make a push for alternative fuels

Alternative fuels are critical for both energy independence and national security, and the U.S. should invest in these fuels through policies like the Domestic Fuel for Enhancing National Security Act (S. 1079), which would help the Defense Department procure domestically … Continue reading

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