FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Treinis
Jeppesen a Founder Member of the Aviation Green® Alliance
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Oct 10, 2011) — The Lindbergh Foundation announced today at the annual NBAA conference that the respected Jeppesen company has joined the Aviation Green Alliance as a Founding Member.
“We are thrilled that Jeppesen will be among our elite group of Founding Members,” said Lindbergh Foundation Chairman and CEO Larry Williams. “When I note that their Environmental Policy Statement is a part of the Company’s core values and beliefs, I’m confident Jeppesen will make a significant contribution to Aviation Green Alliance. With their 75 year history of innovation, Jeppesen continues to be an excellent model for other companies in our industry by leading the way once again—this time, for our environment.”
In recent years, the aviation industry--including manufacturing, corporate operators and individuals-- has come under intense pressure to address aviation emissions, noise, efficiency and other environmental concerns. To address these issues, the Lindbergh Foundation launched the Aviation Green Alliance at Sun n Fun 2011 to support and encourage those who are committed to proactively addressing aviation and environmental challenges.
“Jeppesen fully supports the collaborative effort led by the Lindbergh Foundation Aviation Green Alliance to develop solutions for addressing environmental challenges facing the aviation industry,” said Mark Van Tine, Jeppesen president and CEO. “The Aviation Green Alliance organization offers an opportunity for aviation-related companies and individuals to share best practices and establish innovative programs to help guide environmental stewardship related to aviation industry operations.”
The Aviation Green Alliance was established to create multiple platforms for members to share strategies, findings, progress, and ideas related to aviation’s environmental challenges. “With the Lindbergh Foundation’s mission and history deeply rooted in aviation, we felt it was the Foundation’s responsibility to step forward and lead a grassroots rally to support tangible, measurable, and sustainable environmental progress by the aviation industry,” said Williams. “We hope other like-minded individuals and companies—leaders like Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft and now Jeppesen— will come forward and help Lindbergh Foundation’s Aviation Green Alliance lead the way.”
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About The Lindbergh Foundation
The Lindbergh Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Anoka, Minnesota, which focuses on technological breakthroughs to address significant aviation-environmental issues. The Lindbergh Foundation also values individual initiative and accomplishments. Its programs are devoted to supporting, honoring, and educating individuals, through three major programs: the annual Lindbergh Award, presented to individuals for significant contributions toward balancing nature and scientific innovation in their work; the Lindbergh Grants program, which provides grants in amounts up to $10,580 (the cost of building the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927) for research or education projects that will make important contributions to the technology/environment balance; and a variety of educational events and publications centered on the balance theme.