FAA awards $10 million in VALE grants to six US airports to help reduce emissions and improve air quality
The FAA has awarded grants totalling $10.2 million to six airports across the United States to enable reductions in emissions and air quality improvements. The grants are made under the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) programme that aims to reduce all sources of airport ground emissions in areas of marginal air quality. Since 2005, the FAA has funded 69 VALE projects at 38 airports, representing a total investment of $184 million that includes $38 million in local airport matching funds. The airports receiving the latest grants are Albuquerque, Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, Seattle-Tacoma and Yeager. The FAA also announced recently that in efforts to remove harmful lead from general aviation fuel it had selected four unleaded fuels for the first phase of a test programme.
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