Green Aviation

Greening Aviation from the Ground Up

Posted on January 4, 2017

With the busy holiday travel season, my thoughts turned to the large numbers of people who took to the skies to visit friends and family these past weeks. Advancements in green aviation technologies and new international agreements like the ICAO measure to curb carbon dioxide emissions have brought us a…

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Fewer Than 18 Percent Of People Have Flown: What Happens Next?

Posted on October 11, 2016

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As incomes rise with the global middle class growing from 25% today to 60% in 2030, the remaining 82% of the world that has yet to step foot on an airplane will start flying in big numbers. So big, the number of commercial airplanes is expected to double to around…

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The Powerful Role of Aviation in Sustainable Urbanization

Posted on July 5, 2016

This post originally appeared on TriplePundit.com. Urbanization is a 21st-century megatrend impacting the future of aviation. In 2007, for the first time in human history, more people around the world lived in cities and towns than in rural areas. The United Nations forecasts the addition of 2.5 billion more city dwellers by…

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Sustainable Brands: #TheGreenEngine

Posted on June 8, 2016

I spent yesterday at the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego. This year’s theme is “Activating Purpose” and the passion for sustainability from some of the world’s largest global brands was invigorating. UTC hosted its own special guest at the conference this year, the “green engine,” and a rather quiet guest…

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The Flight That Changed Everything

Posted on May 20, 2016

May 21 is a rather remarkable date for us in the aviation field. It marks the 89th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Pretty amazing, right? Lindbergh flew for 33 straight hours on his own, sometimes flying only ten feet above the ocean. He landed…

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What I Heard at the 2016 Global Sustainable Aviation Forum

Posted on May 18, 2016

I recently visited Montreal to attend the 2016 Global Sustainable Aviation Forum, hosted by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and its partners. It was a great opportunity for me to engage with the aviation industry’s ongoing commitment to tackle climate change. In a nutshell, below are some of my top…

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Green Aviation Starts Here

Posted on April 22, 2016

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Throughout history, there have been moments that have created and redefined aviation. The Wright Brothers taking the first flight in 1903. Charles Lindbergh flying “The Spirit of St. Louis” for the world’s first solo transatlantic flight. The first commercial jetliner and many more milestones have shaped the current landscape of…

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Top Takeaways on Sustainable Urbanization

Posted on February 26, 2016

UTC 2020 Sustainability Goals

Big goals lead to big results. Take a look at our newly announced 2020 sustainability goals. We’re proud to do our part to help the world urbanize in a sustainable manner.

It’s been about a week since the official launch of our 2020 Sustainability Goals. These goals are reflective of our continued support of sustainable urbanization – in the past and for the future. Growing Cities: An Atlantic Forum on Sustainable Urbanization was an outstanding event, featuring insightful comments from UTC’s President…

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Beyond the Jetsons’ Dreams: The Future of Urbanization

Posted on February 18, 2016

This post originally appeared on February 18 in The Atlantic. Did you ever wonder what powered George Jetson’s flying car? Or how Rosie the robot recharged her batteries? Or if the air was fresh up there above the clouds in The Jetsons’ home in Orbit City? That futuristic city, first imagined in 1962,…

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