The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to establish an Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment (AJF&E). Joining with leading university members and award matching grants to establish, operate and conduct research on alternative jet fuels and environmental matters. The FAA plan to create a cost sharing partnership between academic, industry, and government focusing on the aviation environmental and issues relating to alternative jet fuels.
After a public meeting held on November 15th and 16th 2012 with the FAA COE Program Office and the Office of Environment and Energy discussed the technical requirements, the COE legislative mandates and the competitive selection process. This Final Solicitation follows incorporating the public comments received.