FAA Releases Its Aviation Climate Action Plan

On November 9, 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration published its Aviation Climate Action Plan, outlining initiatives to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions throughout the U.S. aviation sector. 

The FAA's plan focuses on the following initiatives to achieve its goal:

  • Development of new, more efficient aircraft and engine technologies
  • Improvements in aircraft operations throughout the National Airspace System
  • Production and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)
  • Electrification and, potentially hydrogen, as solutions for short-haul aviation
  • Advancements in airport operations across the United States
  • International initiatives such as the airplane CO2 standard and the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)
  • Support for research into climate science.