October 10, 2011

Jeppesen Supports Lindbergh Foundation Aviation Green Alliance to Address Aviation Industry Environmental Challenges

Nonprofit organization brings stakeholders together to address environmental challenges facing the aviation industry, including emissions, noise and operational efficiency

NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, Las Vegas, Nev. | 10 Oct 2011 | By Jeppesen

Jeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, today announced that it will serve as a founding member of the Lindbergh Foundation Aviation Green Alliance by supporting the nonprofit organization that brings stakeholders together to address environmental challenges facing the aviation industry, including emissions, noise and operational efficiency.

During a ceremony held today at the NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, Jeppesen President and CEO Mark Van Tine was recognized by Lindbergh Foundation Aviation Green Alliance Chairman Larry Williams for supporting the organization, with several Aviation Green Alliance board members in attendance. The Aviation Green Alliance was established earlier this year to encourage solutions, acknowledge progress and communicate ideas among aviation-related companies when considering environmental issues related to aviation.

“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 will create multiple platforms for members to share strategies, findings, progress and ideas related to the environment and the aviation industry. The Aviation Green Alliance offers industry members numerous resources for solution development, including up-to-date environmental news and information. Additional elements offered by the organization include grant funding for the discovery and development of new technologies, recommended practices for achieving measurable conservation and sustainability initiatives, educational programs to highlight progress achieved and recognition of member successes.

“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 77 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.”

For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com. For more information about Aviation Green Alliance membership, benefits and other details, please visit www.aviationgreen.com.

About Jeppesen
For more than 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformational information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at www.jeppesen.com.

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 programs including the new Aviation Green Alliance.

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