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United Flies 1 Million Vaccine Doses to Ghana

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This week, we flew over 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Washington D.C. to Accra, Ghana in partnership with UNICEF’s humanitarian initiative, COVAX which aims to provide access to COVID-19 vaccines to every country around the world.

Biogen Joins United Airlines Eco-Skies Alliance Program

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As part of our long-term goal to decarbonize our operations by 2040, we’re proud to join United’s Eco-Skies Alliance program to collectively contribute toward the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel.

Learn more about the program and our commitment

United Becomes Largest Airline to Invest in Zero-Emission Engines for Regional Aircraft

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New equity stake in hydrogen-electric engine developer ZeroAvia gives United the ability to purchase up to 100 zero-emission, 100% hydrogen engines that could be used on United Express aircraft by 2028

ZeroAvia completed the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft in September 2020

United remains the largest airline to commit to hydrogen-electric aviation

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New equity stake in hydrogen-electric engine developer ZeroAvia gives United the ability to purchase up to 100 zero-emission, 100% hydrogen engines that could be used on United Express aircraft by 2028

ZeroAvia completed the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft in September 2020

United remains the largest airline to commit to hydrogen-electric aviation

Virent's Bio-Based Fuel Used in Historic Commercial Passenger Flight Using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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MADISON, Wis., December 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Virent contributed to an aviation industry first, as United Airlines flew an aircraft full of passengers using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in one engine and petroleum-based jet fuel in the other. Virent, a Marathon Petroleum Corp. subsidiary, used its BioForm® process to produce synthesized aromatic kerosene (SAK) – a critical component that made the 100% SAF possible.

United to Become First in Aviation History to Fly Aircraft Full of Passengers Using 100% Sustainable Fuel

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Game-changing flight - in partnership with Boeing, CFM International, Virent and World Energy - set to travel today from ORD to DCA with more than 100 passengers;

Airline also announces new corporate participants joining the Eco-Skies Alliance, an effort to collectively purchase 7.1 million gallons of SAF this year including Microsoft, Salesforce and Visa

United has already committed to purchasing nearly twice the size of the rest of the world’s airlines’ publicly announced SAF commitments combined

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Game-changing flight - in partnership with Boeing, CFM International, Virent and World Energy - set to travel today from ORD to DCA with more than 100 passengers;

Airline also announces new corporate participants joining the Eco-Skies Alliance, an effort to collectively purchase 7.1 million gallons of SAF this year including Microsoft, Salesforce and Visa

United has already committed to purchasing nearly twice the size of the rest of the world’s airlines’ publicly announced SAF commitments combined

United Airlines Celebrates Employees Going Above and Beyond to Provide Extra Care for Afghan Refugees

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Roberto F. has been working 24/7 to secure items like diapers and formula for Afghan evacuee children on Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) flights. He knows firsthand the importance of providing extra care for our passengers as they begin a new life in the U.S. - just like he and his family did when he was eight years old. 

United Airlines Operates First Flight Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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United was the first airline in the world to operate a flight powered by 100% drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

United, Honeywell Invest in New Clean Tech Venture From Alder Fuels, Powering Biggest Sustainable Fuel Agreement in Aviation History

United agrees to purchase 1.5 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over 20 years - which is one and a half times the size of the rest of the world's airlines' publicly announced SAF commitments combined
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CHICAGO and DES PLAINES, Ill., December 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- United and Honeywell recently announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels – a cleantech company that is pioneering first-of-its-kind technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop waste, into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used to produce aviation fuel.

All Hands on (the Flight) Deck to Hire 10,000 Pilots by 2030

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It’s all hands on (the flight) deck to hire 10,000 pilots by 2030! Our pilot development program and flight school recruiters and 30 aspiring pilots joined us at the largest airshow in the world.

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United Airlines Will Operate Flights As Part of U.S. Government Civil Reserve Air Fleet

by Scott Kirby, CEO at United Airlines
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At United, our mission is connecting people and uniting the world, so it’s with that spirit that we now begin the important mission of supporting our military in ensuring the safe passage of American citizens and Afghan evacuees to the United States. For the first time since 2003, the federal government has activated the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, or CRAF. This means that select aircraft from U.S. airlines, including United, will support the mission of the Department of Defense in operating flights to bring to the U.S.

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