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Program aims to cut noise, emissions in aviation

June 25, 2010, 09:40 pm

GE Aviation has announced an award from the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the government's efforts to reduce energy consumption, emissions and noise in the industry.

Under the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) program, GE will share a $66 million investment with the FAA for a five-year period as part of an effort to develop new technologies.

Along with allowing greater mobility, the new technologies are intended to comply with environmental goals under the NextGen initiative.

"This is a great initiative with very tangible benefits for so many stakeholders: responsible growth of an essential industry, better asset utilization, lower fuel burn and cost for airlines, fewer delays for passengers, and lower emissions and noise for communities," said Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of GE Aviation Systems.

Other companies working with GE on this effort will include Lockheed Martin, Alaska Airlines and AirDat. Some technologies tobe worked on include the En Route Automation Modernization system and flight management system/air traffic management systems.

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