Wow!  It is nice to post a postive, socially responsible article about Boeing today!  I wish it was a daily event.  -GFS

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Monday, July 13, 2009, 9:03am PDT

Alaska Airlines joins Boeing’s biofuel group

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Alaska Airlines has joined Boeing Co.’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group, which the aerospace giant formed to accelerate the commercialization of biofuels that can be used to power airplanes.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYE: ALK) of Seattle, joined along with British Airways, Cathay Pacific, TUIfly and Virgin Blue airlines.

Existing group members include Air France, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Cargolux, Gulf Air, Japan Airlines, KLM, SAS and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

According to Chicago-based Boeing (NYSE: BA), the group is “focused on making renewable fuel sources available that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while lessening commercial aviation’s dependence on fossil fuels and potentially reduce aviation sector exposure to fuel price volatility.”

For more information on the group, click here.

 

Link:  http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2009/07/13/daily5.html

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