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Beyond Profit Podcast: United Airlines Takes Off With Purpose

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In this episode of Beyond Profit, a podcast of the ANA Center for Brand Purpose, Maggie Schmerin, managing director and head of global advertising and social media at United, provides insight on the purposeful campaign with host Ken Beaulieu.

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Exclusive: How United's Aviate Academy First Class Is Helping Women and BIPOC Soar

In an exclusive interview with People Chica, pilot Natalie Villalpando dishes on what she hopes the future of aviation will look like.
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Natalie Villalpando is soaring to new heights. The aspiring pilot grew up in an aviation-focused family of pilots and aerospace engineers and is hoping to continue her family's legacy as part of the United Aviate Academy's first class, which is made up of 80% women or BIPOC.

"I thought for a while I was only going to be a passenger my whole life," she tells People Chica. "Then, when United opened this academy, it was a once in a lifetime chance that I had to take."

United Airlines' New Flight School Seeks Diversity in the Flight Deck

United's Aviate Academy is a training program designed to encourage more women and people of color to take to the skies
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Saying that the aviation industry is dominated by white men is a huge understatement. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 5 percent of pilots are women, and 6 percent are people of color.

The End of the All-Male, All-White Cockpit

By Niraj Chokshi
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For many like Ms. Percy, piloting has long been or seemed out of reach. Few women and people of color aspire to fly planes because they rarely see themselves in today’s flight decks. The cost of training and the toll of discrimination can be discouraging, too. Now there’s urgency for the industry to act. Pilots are in short supply, and if airlines want to make the most of the thriving recovery from the pandemic, they will have to learn to foster lasting change.

United Partners With OneTen to Help Create One Million Family-sustaining Jobs for Black Talent Over Ten Years

Collaboration with OneTen will help ensure United reflects the diversity of communities served as it looks to add 50,000 employees over the next five years
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CHICAGO, April 29, 2022 /3BL Media/ - United Airlines announced a new collaboration with OneTen, a coalition of leading chief executives and their companies committed to creating one million family-sustaining careers for Black talent with opportunity for advancement over the next 10 years. The collaboration with OneTen comes as United has already hired more than 6,000 people since January and expects to hire an additional 8,000 this year alone – with the goal to add 50,000 people to United in the next five years.

Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Sustainable Fuel: United and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures Announce Collaboration With Biotech Firm to Create New Fuel Sources

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Houston-based Cemvita Factory’s synthetic biology process has the potential to create a new way to produce sustainable fuel for aviation

United has invested in more SAF production than any other airline

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Houston-based Cemvita Factory’s synthetic biology process has the potential to create a new way to produce sustainable fuel for aviation

United has invested in more SAF production than any other airline

United Aims to Quadruple the Size of Its Fleet of Training Aircraft

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United Aviate Academy orders 25 new Cirrus TRAC SR20 aircraft – with the option to add 50 more – in response to the surge in flight school applications with more than 12,000 received so far

United Aviate Academy aims to train as many as 5,000 new pilots by 2030, at least half of them women or people of color

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United Aviate Academy orders 25 new Cirrus TRAC SR20 aircraft – with the option to add 50 more – in response to the surge in flight school applications with more than 12,000 received so far

United Aviate Academy aims to train as many as 5,000 new pilots by 2030, at least half of them women or people of color

United Airlines and PGA TOUR Team Up to Provide Travel Grants to 50+ HBCU Golf Programs

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  • Each school receives $10,000 for student-athletes, coaches and equipment to fly United and compete in tournaments across the country
  • Program addresses one of the biggest barriers to golf programs’ growth and success: limited access to funds for air travel
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  • Each school receives $10,000 for student-athletes, coaches and equipment to fly United and compete in tournaments across the country
  • Program addresses one of the biggest barriers to golf programs’ growth and success: limited access to funds for air travel

United Officially Opens Flight Academy and Welcomes Historic Inaugural Pilot Class

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United Aviate Academy’s first class of students is 80% women or people of color, outpacing the airline’s goal to train about 5,000 new pilots at the school by 2030 with at least half being women or people of color

Unprecedented training commitment will dramatically expand access to lucrative and rewarding careers while upholding United’s world-class safety and training standards

United CEO Scott Kirby, United President Brett Hart, and other officials on hand at Phoenix Goodyear Airport to officially open new school and welcome students

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United Aviate Academy’s first class of students is 80% women or people of color, outpacing the airline’s goal to train about 5,000 new pilots at the school by 2030 with at least half being women or people of color

Unprecedented training commitment will dramatically expand access to lucrative and rewarding careers while upholding United’s world-class safety and training standards

United CEO Scott Kirby, United President Brett Hart, and other officials on hand at Phoenix Goodyear Airport to officially open new school and welcome students

A Letter to United Employees

by Scott Kirby, CEO at United Airlines
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Happy New Year - I want to start this message with a thank you.

Our frontline teams continue to put in a tremendous effort during what I know is an incredibly challenging and stressful time - the Omicron surge has put a strain on our operation, resulting in customer disruptions during a busy holiday season. I appreciate your professionalism, creativity, and caring approach – it’s really made all the difference in helping us manage the impact on our customers.

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