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180 CEOs Redefine Corporate Purpose to Promote ‘An Economy That Serves All’
180 CEOs Redefine Corporate Purpose to Promote ‘An Economy That Serves All’

2 months ago - The new Statement outlines a modern standard for corporate responsibility; while framed in the context of the US, it should serve as a new standard for business globally. 

Trending: Boeing, JetBlue Join Collaborative Efforts for Sustainable Biofuels
Trending: Boeing, JetBlue Join Collaborative Efforts for Sustainable Biofuels

3 years ago - Biofuels have been a topic in aviation sector corporate responsibility for several years, leading to numerous initiatives from airplane manufacturers and airlines to advance their research and development. Boeing, for example, has been working with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other partners towards a goal of producing 1 billion gallons of aviation biofuel by 2018.

Trending: Paint Innovations Helping to Improve Vehicle Efficiency
Trending: Paint Innovations Helping to Improve Vehicle Efficiency

3 years ago - When it comes to fuel economy, lightweight design and temperature control are important considerations for cars and airplanes alike – and the impact of a coat of paint might surprise you. Vehicles with more reflective coatings or with less paint can be more efficient.According to the U.S. Department of Energy, hot weather can increase vehicle fuel economy because engines warm up to an efficient temperature faster, summer grades of gasoline can have slightly more energy, and warm air causes less aerodynamic drag than cold air. However, the use of air conditioning can reduce a vehicle’s fuel economy by more than 25 percent in very hot conditions.

Boeing Developing Sustainable Aviation Fuels For 2020 Olympics in Japan
Boeing Developing Sustainable Aviation Fuels For 2020 Olympics in Japan

4 years ago - Boeing and Japanese aviation industry stakeholders have partnered to develop sustainable aviation biofuel for flights during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, when millions of people are expected to visit Japan. The Initiatives for Next Generation Aviation Fuels (INAF) — a consortium of 46 organizations including Boeing, ANA (All Nippon Airways), Japan Airlines, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Japan's government and the University of Tokyo — laid out a five-year "roadmap" to develop biofuel by 2020 as a way to reduce aviation's environmental footprint.

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Ford Pushes Sustainability Leadership for Next Era of Driving
Ford Pushes Sustainability Leadership for Next Era of Driving

4 years ago - William C. Ford II’s best decision as chairman of Ford Motor Co. was to bring in Alan Mulally as CEO in 2007 and watch the former Boeing manufacturing chief transform Ford from an also-ran into a global industry leader before he left last year. But Ford Jr.’s “green” decision-making has been nearly as good. As CEO before Mulally’s tenure, and chairman before and until today, Ford has kept his company a leader in sustainability thinking and practice. He pushed Ford to produce some of the industry’s first hybrid-electric vehicles, for instance, and authorized a “living roof” on top of Ford’s original River Rouge Assembly complex in its hometown of Dearborn, Michigan.

World’s First Solar-Powered Plane Making Its Way Around the Globe
World’s First Solar-Powered Plane Making Its Way Around the Globe

4 years ago - Single-seat, solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2 successfully completed the second leg of its five-month journey around the planet, after touching down in Ahmedabad, India on Tuesday.The journey began successfully after a 13-hour flight from Abu Dhabi to Muscat, Oman. “The flight went really well, everything went as planned,” said a team spokesperson of the first flight. This is but a small step (about 270 miles) on the 20,000-mile journey that will take about 500 hours of flying time. Pilot André Borschberg flew the first leg, while his partner Bertrand Piccard took the second leg.

BASF, Boeing Join DOE Program to Develop Advanced Composites
BASF, Boeing Join DOE Program to Develop Advanced Composites

4 years ago - 57 companies, including BASF, Boeing and Ford, have joined the Department of Energy’s new Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites. A consortium of companies, nonprofits and universities led by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville are investing more than $250 million to launch the Institute, focused on cutting-edge research on advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites, which combine strong fibers with tough plastics that are lighter and stronger than steel.

Boeing, South African Airways Prepare for First Tobacco Harvest for Sustainable Aviation Biofuel
Boeing, South African Airways Prepare for First Tobacco Harvest for Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

4 years ago - Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) have announced that South African farmers will soon harvest their first crop of energy-rich tobacco plants, an important step towards using the plants to make sustainable aviation biofuel.Boeing and SAA, along with partners SkyNRG and Sunchem SA, also officially launched Project Solaris, their collaborative effort to develop an aviation biofuel supply chain with a nicotine-free tobacco plant called Solaris. In Limpopo province, company representatives and industry stakeholders visited commercial and community farms where 123 acres of Solaris have been planted.Oil from the plant’s seeds may be converted into bio-jet fuel as early as next year, with a test flight by SAA as soon as practicable.

Boeing Completes World's First Flight Powered by Green Diesel
Boeing Completes World's First Flight Powered by Green Diesel

4 years ago - Boeing has carried out the world's first flight using "green diesel," a widely available sustainable biofuel already used in ground transportation. The company powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane on Tuesday with a blend of 15 percent green diesel and 85 percent petroleum jet fuel in the left engine.Sustainable green diesel is made from vegetable oils, waste cooking oil and waste animal fats. Boeing previously found that this fuel is chemically similar to HEFA (hydro-processed esters and fatty acids) aviation biofuel approved in 2011. Green diesel is chemically distinct and a different fuel product than "biodiesel," which also is used in ground transportation.

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 Tests 25 Eco-friendly Innovations
Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 Tests 25 Eco-friendly Innovations

4 years ago - The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation's environmental performance through every phase of flight.The program accelerates the testing, refinement and use of new technologies and methods that can improve efficiency and reduce noise. Boeing says this new round of testing, using 787 Dreamliner ZA004, will evaluate software and connectivity technologies related to operational efficiency; remote sensors to reduce wiring; aerodynamic and flight control improvements for greater fuel efficiency, and icephobic wing coatings to reduce ice accumulation.Technologies being tested include:

Boeing, Kenya Airways Partner with Non-Profits to Deliver Medical Supplies in Kenya
Boeing, Kenya Airways Partner with Non-Profits to Deliver Medical Supplies in Kenya

5 years ago - Boeing and Kenya Airways have partnered with First Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, to transport medical equipment to Kajiado, Kenya, on a newly delivered 787 Dreamliner from the company's North Charleston, S.C., facility.The supplies, including examination tables and other equipment, will benefit Kenyan children served by the Africa Inland Church Childcare Center in Kajiado. The center provides care and treatment for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Russell Athletic Using Boeing's Dreamliner Carbon Fiber in New CarbonTek Football Shoulder Pads
Russell Athletic Using Boeing's Dreamliner Carbon Fiber in New CarbonTek Football Shoulder Pads

5 years ago - Boeing and Russell Brands LLC have announced that they are working together to incorporate excess carbon fiber from the production of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner in Russell Athletic protective gear.The companies will expand an initial collaboration to put 787 carbon fiber into Russell Athletic's new CarbonTek football shoulder pad system. The companies say they see significant benefits in using aerospace-grade carbon fiber because the carbon filaments provide a high strength-to-weight ratio and greater durability.

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