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Lindbergh Foundation, Aviation Green Alliance Working for Greener Skies
October 31, 2012
A new campaign from the Aviation Green Alliance created a series of five ads that will run in some of the industry’s most prominent publications over the next several months highlighting aviation’s efforts to improve the environment with winglet technology. The winglets, first developed by NASA in the 1960s, were prototyped by Aviation Partners Boeing in the 1990s, and are still being perfected today. Joe Clark of Aviation Partners Boeing, recipient of the Lindbergh Foundation 2012 Corporate Award for Balance, has been at the forefront of the new technology that reduces drag and increases fuel efficiency by as much as 7 percent. That gives aircraft better range and a lower fuel burn, gets them to altitude faster and therefore makes them quieter. By 2014 Aviation Partners estimates its winglets will have saved the aviation industry more than five billion gallons of fuel.
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