Hawaiian Airlines shareholder slams CEO for antiquated view on aviation biofuels

July 6, 2017 |

In Hawaii, in an op-ed column in a local newspaper, a shareholder of Hawaiian Airlines has blasted the company’s CEO for his “behind the times” perspective on aviation biofuels and said the airline should follow the rest of the state’s move towards 100% renewable energy. The CEO said in a recent interview that safety concerns about flying with biofuel blends over water long distances has kept the airline from using the cleaner fuels, but the shareholder pointed out airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines who use biofuel over far longer distances, the latter of which who sources biofuel from Hawaii.

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