42 U.S. Code § 16106. Ultra-efficient engine technology for aircraft

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(a) Ultra-efficient engine technology partnership

The Secretary shall enter into a cooperative agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the development of ultra-efficient engine technology for aircraft.

(b) Performance objectiveThe Secretary shall establish the following performance objectives for the program set forth in subsection (a):
(1)
A fuel efficiency increase of at least 10 percent.
(2)
A reduction in the impact of landing and takeoff nitrogen oxides emissions on local air quality of 70 percent.
(3)
Exploring advanced concepts, alternate propulsion, and power configurations, including hybrid fuel cell powered systems.
(4)
Exploring the use of alternate fuel in conventional or nonconventional turbine-based systems.
(c) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for carrying out this section $50,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.