has developed the Fuel Readiness Level scale, where the sponsors and modified in consultation with a principal energy supplier, an OEM stakeholder, and a fuel process technology developer.
'Alternative jet fuels must be qualified to be truly drop-in with rigorous qualification procedures under ASTM D4054 specifications to pass ASTM D7566 test procedures;' explains Rich Altman, executive director, CAAFI
. "The qualification time is no longer the critical path.
Neither CRC nor CAAFI
are actually responsible for developing fuels, but rather greasing the skids to get consensus specifications developed and approved so industry can attract capital to produce the fuels.
Supported by work undertaken by the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative[R] (CAAFI
), which A4A helped co-found in 2006, ASTM has approved the addition of a new bio-derived jet fuel annex to the alternative jet fuel specification D7566.
(17.) "Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative" (CAAFI
.org, 17 August 2010, http://www.caafi.org/about/pdf/CAAFI_brochure_August_2010.pdf.
The stand has been put together by Kallman Worldwide, in co-operation with the Commercial Alternative Aviation Fuels Initiative (CAAFI
) and SIAE, a division of the French aerospace industries association GIFAS and Paris air show organiser.
), which ATA helped found in 2006, a committee of experts at ASTM voted to approve the addition of a new bio-derived jet fuel annex to the alternative jet fuel specification D7566.
"It would cost too much to transport a fuel from one part of the world to another," said Richard Altman, executive director of the USA-based Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI
) alliance of aviation interests, the government, NGOs and academics.
Southwest is a long-time member of Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI
) which is a government and industry coalition for the development and deployment of alternative jet fuel for commercial aviation.
Testing of bio-derived blends of generic synthetic paraffinic kerosene (SPK), called hydrotreated renewable jet (HRJ), has been under way for more than a year and a report about the research findings is expected to be complete by the end of 2009, says Mark Rumizen, US Federal Aviation Administration certification and qualification team leader for the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI
), a consortium of aerospace firms, trade groups and the FAA.
ATA is a founding member of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI
), a consortium of airlines, airports, government, fuel suppliers, and other alternative aviation fuel stakeholders in America.
A4A remains committed to doing its part through ongoing initiatives, including the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI
), the Strategic Alliance for Alternative Fuels with the U.S.