Tag: United Airlines

SAF, please prepare for take-off…even with aviation industry turned upside down due to pandemic

SAF, please prepare for take-off…even with aviation industry turned upside down due to pandemic

May 2, 2021 |

There were 22 weekdays in April. There were 15 announcements about sustainable aviation fuel progress, advancements, implementations, and production in just those 21 days. What does that mean? Why is SAF suddenly taking off like never before, even as the aviation industry was turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Why are companies pivoting […]

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United Airlines launches Eco-Skies Alliance to boost SAF demand

United Airlines launches Eco-Skies Alliance to boost SAF demand

April 14, 2021 |

In Illinois, United Airlines continues to lead the industry towards a more sustainable future with the launch of the first-of-its-kind Eco-Skies Alliance program. Working with the airline, more than a dozen leading global corporations will collectively contribute towards the purchase of approximately 3.4 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) this year. With its nearly 80% […]

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Airline leaders met with White House to discuss greener fuels, carbon footprint, economic recovery

Airline leaders met with White House to discuss greener fuels, carbon footprint, economic recovery

February 28, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and other airlines met virtually on Friday with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy to discuss economic recovery, climate crisis, COVID-19, and safety protocols, with airlines urging The White House’s help on greener fuels. […]

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SAF takes-off to the next level – United’s bold SAF commitment, Boeing, Etihad Airways, World Energy’s 50/50 blend, Gevo’s SAF in Seattle

SAF takes-off to the next level – United’s bold SAF commitment, Boeing, Etihad Airways, World Energy’s 50/50 blend, Gevo’s SAF in Seattle

December 20, 2020 |

It’s Winter Solstice today and in the Earth’s Northern hemisphere, it’s when we experience the longest period of night all year. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you’ll recall when Dumbledore said, “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Or maybe you […]

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United Airlines commits $40 million to new sustainable aviation fuel investment vehicle

United Airlines commits $40 million to new sustainable aviation fuel investment vehicle

October 28, 2019 |

In Illinois, United Airlines further strengthened its reputation as an aviation industry leader in environmental sustainability by committing $40 million toward a new investment vehicle focused on accelerating the development of sustainable aviation fuels and other decarbonization technologies. The carrier, which earlier this year agreed to purchase up to 10 million gallons of sustainable aviation […]

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9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

August 25, 2019 |

Rising stars are coming together as constellations, the stars are aligning and making magical things happen – today we explore 9 of those constellations building around Sustainable Aviation Fuels. Some of them are young protostars in the earliest stage of stellar evolution, while others are like the Earth’s sun, a main-sequence mid-size star, and a […]

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BIO lavishes praise on United’s “Flight for the Planet” as example of industrial biotechnology

BIO lavishes praise on United’s “Flight for the Planet” as example of industrial biotechnology

June 6, 2019 |

In Washington, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement today on the departure of United Airlines’ “Flight for the Planet.” The flight, which is traveling on World Environment Day from Chicago O’Hare to Los Angeles, is the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history of aviation. […]

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United Airlines’ Flight for the Planet used sustainable aviation biofuel along with zero cabin waste and other measures

United Airlines’ Flight for the Planet used sustainable aviation biofuel along with zero cabin waste and other measures

June 5, 2019 |

In Illinois, United Airlines made history Wednesday – World Environment Day – with the departure of the Flight for the Planet, the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history of aviation. On the Flight for the Planet, United became the first known airline to demonstrate all of the following key actions on a […]

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United Airlines agrees to purchase up to 10 million gallons of aviation biofuel from World Energy

United Airlines agrees to purchase up to 10 million gallons of aviation biofuel from World Energy

May 23, 2019 |

In Illinois, United Airlines further strengthened its emerging reputation as the world’s most environmentally conscious airline by renewing its contract with Boston-based World Energy, agreeing to purchase up to 10 million gallons of cost-competitive, commercial-scale, sustainable aviation biofuel over the next two years. The biofuel, which United currently uses to help sustainably power every flight […]

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United Airlines first U.S. airline to pledge GHG emissions reduction by 50% by 2050

United Airlines first U.S. airline to pledge GHG emissions reduction by 50% by 2050

September 25, 2018 |

In California, United Airlines became the first U.S. airline to publicly commit to reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050, which represents the equivalent of removing 4.5 million vehicles from the road each year, or the total number of cars in Los Angeles and New York City combined. The airline will […]

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