January 30, 2017

Flying towards a more sustainable future: United Airlines honored as 'Eco-Airline of the Year'

For the second time since launching its industry-leading Eco-Skies program, United Airlines was named the Eco-Airline of the Year by Air Transport World (ATW) magazine. The award recognizes an airline in global commercial aviation for its environmental leadership as demonstrated by consistent and impactful environmental action within the company and in the industry. The magazine awarded United with the top honor for multiple initiatives in 2016 and prior years, including becoming the first U.S. airline to begin using commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights, marking a significant milestone in the industry by moving beyond demonstrations and test programs to the use of low-carbon biofuels for ongoing operations.

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January 16, 2017

Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines release aviation biofuel infrastructure findings

Seattle - The Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines today released a first-of-its-kind study that identifies the best infrastructure options for delivering aviation biofuel to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In pursuit of its goal to power every flight at Sea-Tac with sustainable aviation biofuel, Sea-Tac is among the first airports in North America to work with aviation, energy and research partners to systematically evaluate all aspects to developing a commercial-scale program from scratch.

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January 12, 2017

Athens International Airport becomes carbon neutral

Brussels: At the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015, the airport industry committed to have 50 carbon neutral airports in Europe by 2030. Today we announce the latest airport to reach that goal: Athens International Airport which has achieved carbon neutral status (Level 3+), certified by the independent carbon management programme Airport Carbon Accreditation.

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