Alliance Seeks To Make Aviation Greener

 - January 13, 2011, 2:22 AM

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation officers and board members launched the Aviation Green Alliance, a new environmental initiative aimed at the general/business aviation industry, last Thursday at a Wichita Aero Club luncheon. “The flying community has become a target in the debate over emissions, noise, efficiency and other environmental concerns. It’s imperative that we address such challenges with responsibility, care and cooperation among all of aviation’s stakeholders,” said David Treinis, a principal at Blacksheep Consultants and vice chairman of the Lindbergh Foundation. “This alliance creates multiple platforms for members to share strategies, findings, progress and ideas related to aviation’s environmental issues.” The alliance’s plan of action includes disseminating timely aviation environmental news and information; providing grant funding for the discovery and development of new and promising technologies; publishing recommended practices for achieving measurable aviation-related conservation and sustainability initiatives; conducting educational programs and outreach showcasing industry progress and successes in addressing aviation’s environmental footprint; and formally recognizing members’ successes.