Blue Skies Project| Curbing Aviation Emissions 101
Susainable growh o he airline indusry—which already conribues $1.3 ril-lion o he domesic economy annually,
suppors 10 million U.S. jobs and 15million jobs worldwide, and susains ens o millions more jobs or he ourismindusry—is key o he healh o our economy and our environmen.
So wha is being done o cu greenhouse gas emissions in he aviaion secor? How can public and privae secors ensure he growh o he airline indusry wihouharming he climae?Tis issue brie will examine hese quesions by looking a seps he Unied Saesand Europe are aking.
What the United States is doing tobring down aviation emissions
What is the United States doing to lower aviation emissions?
Te Unied Saes does no regulae greenhouse gas emissions rom aircra.Bu he U.S. governmen is aking seps ha could reduce emissions includingdeveloping a more modern and sreamlined air rac conrol sysem and pro-ducing advanced je biouels wih he goal o creaing a compeiive naional biouels indusry.Nex Generaion Air ranspor Sysem, or NexGen, is a new saellie-based airrac managemen sysem using GPS ha i ully implemened aims o replaceradars by 2025. NexGen is a win or passengers, airlines, he environmen, andhe economy.
Te Federal Aviaion Adminisraion esimaes ha more direcroues—and planes circulaing less overhead waiing or clearance o land—willresul in 35 percen ewer delays and save 23 million hrough 2018.
Wha’s more,improved roue eciency will save 1.4 billion gallons o je uel and reduce carbondioxide emissions by 14 million ons in 2018.Furher, on Augus 16, 2011, he Obama adminisraion announced a join iniia-ive wih he Deparmen o Agriculure, Deparmen o Energy, and he Navy oincrease he use o je and marine advanced biouels. Te plan
is par o a broadergoal o reduce dependence on oreign oil and improve energy securiy as laid ouin a March presidenial direcive—“Blueprin or A Secure Energy Fuure,” which