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United Airlines launches commercial flights using sustainable biofuel

United Airlines made history last week when it reportedly became the first U.S. airline to begin using commercial-scale volumes of aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights.United said March 11 that it agreed to purchase up to 15 million gallons of sustainable biofuel from AltAir Paramount ov Read More...

United Airlines named among 6 global industry leaders in biofuel use

United Airlines Inc. is among a list of six major airlines recognized as leaders in sustainable biofuel use by the Natural Resources Defense Council. In the NRDC's third annual 2016 Aviation Biofuel Scorecard, which rates airlines on the sourcing and use of biofuels, it listed&nb Read More...

United Airlines pledges 50% GHG cut by 2050

United Airlines announced on Sept. 13 a commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050 from a 2005 baseline, the equivalent of removing 4.5 million vehicles from the road each year. The airline will continue to invest in the company's ongoing environmental initiatives to support th Read More...

United Airlines to power flights with biofuel

United Airlines is expected to use biofuel created from a waste-to-energy plant for their planes.Fulcrum BioEnergy announced plans to build a $600 million alternative fuel plant in Gary, Ind. with construction expected to start in 2020. Within 18 months to two years, the facility could produce 33 mi Read More...

United First Airline Flew Aircraft Using 100% Sustainable Fuel

United Airlines became the first commercial carrier in aviation history to fly an aircraft full of passengers using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).“United continues to lead from the front when it comes to climate change action,” said United CEO Scott Kirby in a statement. “To Read More...

United Airlines Invests in SAF

United and United Airlines Ventures (UAV) announced an investment in sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).The airline announced a commercial agreement with Dimensional Energy, another step forward to reach United's 100% green net zero commitment by 2050 without the use of carbon offsets. Under the Read More...

United Airlines Makes Payment For Electric Vertical Planes 

United Airlines sent a $10 million pre-delivery payment for 100 of Archer Aviation’s initial production eVTOL aircraft. The payment validates confidence in the commercialization of eVTOL aircraft and Archer’s technology. United is making the deposit on 100 of Archer’s producti Read More...

United to Add Flying Taxis

United announced a $15 million investment in Eve Air Mobility and a conditional purchase agreement for 200 four-seat electric aircraft plus 200 options, expecting the first deliveries as early as 2026.  This is another significant investment from United in flying taxis or eVTOLs (electric Read More...

United Airlines Chooses Electric Air Taxi Route    

United Airlines and Archer Aviation Inc. announced their first airport-to-city center route between United’s hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and New York City. The Downtown Manhattan Heliport was confirmed as the first planned takeoff and landing site as part of Archer&r Read More...

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