Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 6

11 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 6 NBAA JOINS COALITION ASKING CONGRESS FOR ACTION ON AVIATION SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES O n May 18, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and a broad coalition of aviation groups urged Congress to consider wide-ranging and comprehensive legislative proposals to achieve dramatic carbon emissions reductions in upcoming infrastructure legislation. The aviation groups called on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee to consider legislative efforts in four core areas that will be critical to realizing the aviation sector’s environmental goals. These proposals focus on the development, production and distribution of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), the deployment of low- and zero-emission technologies, increased funding for aviation environmental research and development and continued advancements in air traffic management. “The aviation industry has a strong record of addressing its environmental impact and is committed to bold and significant steps to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” the aviation groups wrote. “To effectively address the climate change challenge, we must drive technology, infrastructure and operational advances faster and farther.” OPENING L INES