Aviation Fuels: Needs, Challenges, and Alternatives

July 28, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

SCom: AviationWASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee today announced a hearing on the needs, challenges, and alternatives of aviation fuels.  The hearing will examine the impact of fuel prices on the industry, current efforts to develop alternative aviation fuels, and obstacles that must be overcome to facilitate their commercialization and adoption throughout the industry.  Key issues that will be addressed at the hearing will include: research and development needs; infrastructure concerns; and actions the government should consider to minimize the impact of fuel costs on the aviation sector.    

Please note the hearing will also be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website at http://commerce.senate.gov. Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to view the webcast.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact Collenne Wider at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.


Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Lourdes Maurice

    Executive Director for Environment and Energy
    Federal Aviation Administration
    Maurice Testimony (136.97 KB)
  • Mr. Terry Yonkers

    Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Logistics, SAF/IE
    Yonkers Testimony (181.38 KB)
  • Mr. Bill Glover

    Vice President of Environment and Aviation Policy
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company
  • Mr. Tom Todaro

    Chief Executive Officer
    AltAir Fuels, LLC
    Todaro Testimony (60.11 KB)
  • Ms. Sharon Pinkerton

    Senior Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Policy
    Air Transport Association

Witness Panel 2

  • Ms. Judy Canales

    Administrator for Rural Business and Cooperative Programs
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Canales Testimony (135.60 KB)
  • Mr. Richard Altman

    Executive Director
    Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)
    Altman Testimony (129.82 KB)
  • Mr. John Plaza

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Imperium Renewables
    Plaza Testimony (96.58 KB)