Eco-Aviation Awards 2012 from ATW, Air Transport World magazine www.ATWOnline.com announced six winners for the 2012 honored those companies who are demonstrating leadership in the field of eco-aviation.
The winners selected by ATW’s editors are:
Eco-Airline of the year – Gold – Lufthansa Group For Lufthansa’s depth environmental efforts across the entire company,
the dedication to fuel-efficiency which is achieved through an ongoing investment in fleet modernization. As ATW Executive Editor Karen Walker mentioned, “Lufthansa’s comprehensive environmental and sustainability efforts touch nearly every corner of the airline, and in many cases influence the entire industry. ”
Eco-Airline of the year – Silver – FedEx Express The company’s Earth Smart program aims to improve airline’s environmental performance, such as to introduction of new fuel efficient and lower emission aircraft, to the building of solar-powered ground facilities and the creation of a building with vegetarian roof. FedEx has achieved a 13.8% reduction of aircraft emission and is committed to reducing by 20% by 2020.
Eco Airport of the year – Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport In 2011, DFW Airport used87 million kilowatt-hours of electricity from renewable wind energy resulting in a reduction of over 52,000 metric tons of GHGs. In addition to using renewable energy technology, DFW retrofitted its Central Utility Plant to reduce direct emissions of GHGs by over 50% in the past decade.
Eco-Partnership of the year – Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest (SAFN) project. This is a unique partnership program, the first in the US, a joint program of Alaska Airlines, Boeing, the Ports of Portland and Seattle, Spokane International Airport and the Washington State University. The purpose of this joint program is to identify safe, sustainable, low-carbon resources to power the next generation of flight.
Eco-Technology of the Year- Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney’s system is a patented EcoPower jet engine washing system that is certified under the Verified Carbon Standard, the world’s most renowned voluntary CO2 offset agency. The certification program took Pratt & Whitney 2.5 years to complete due to the intensity of requirements under the Verified Carbon Standard.
The Ceremony of Eco-Aviation Awards 2012 from ATW, will take place on 21 June 2012, at the conclusion of ATW’s 5th Annual Eco-Aviation Conference held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Crystal City, VA