Air Transport Association Statement on ATW Recognition of CAAFI Accomplishments

Jan 14, 2010, 09:27 ET from Air Transport Association of America

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement regarding Air Transport World (ATW) magazine's presentation of its Joseph S. Murphy Industry Service Award for 2010 to the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI):

"ATA is extremely pleased that ATW has recognized how much CAAFI has accomplished in such a short time span to foster alternative aviation fuel development. We are especially proud of our member airlines and all the other CAAFI players who are a part of this important partnership for their tremendous innovation in helping to make environmentally sound alternative energy a reality for aviation," said ATA President and CEO James C. May.

ATA is a founding and principal member of CAAFI, a consortium of government agencies, airlines, manufacturers, airports and current and prospective fuel suppliers that are coordinating work on the research and development of alternative jet fuels, including technical specifications, environmental aspects, production and distribution.

ATA airline members and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. For additional industry information, visit

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