FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill includes $68m for cutting aircraft emissions


The FAA is set to get $68m from the 2023 Omnibus Appropriations towards reduced carbon emissions. In total the agency will receive $19bn. Some $255m of this will be spent on research and development.

“We commend House and Senate leadership and members for their work on this bill and their steadfast recognition of the importance of ensuring that aviation continues to be even more safe, secure, innovative and sustainable than ever,” said Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

The NBAA says that the $68m will be used to fund programmes including the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) program and grants to spur increased production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) that dramatically reduce lifecycle carbon emissions.

The FAA’s CLEEN programme is focused on developing and certifying new technology to reduce fuel burn, nitrogen oxide and noise as well as SAF. The third phase of the CLEEN Program aims to support the certification and qualification of greater than 50% blends of SAF.