#FlyGreen Chat

Hosted By: @AlaskaAir, @BoeingAirplanes

Hashtag:   #FlyGreen

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Alaska Airlines has a long and proud tradition as an aviation pioneer – and now we are applying that innovative spirit to sustainability issues as well.

On November 9 Alaska will launch the first of 75 scheduled biofuels-powered flights.  The first, Flight # 2 will go from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Washington Reagan National Airport in Washington DC.  The second, Flight # 2181 will head from Seattle to Portland.

We also want you to share your thoughts and opinions as we take this step.    During the maiden voyage we will host the #FlyGreen Chat – a digital, Twitter-based discussion onboard Flight # 2 – to talk about the future of aviation, sustainability and environmental awareness.  Shortly after takeoff you can use your Twitter account to connect with Alaska Airlines’ top sustainability expert, along with other important voices from the aviation industry. From increasing onboard recycling to more fuel-efficient planes, aviation sustainability is an important topic that will drive cleaner skies today and into the future. We hope to hear from you.

You can get more details by following #FlyGreen and participate in the conversation starting today.

Date & Time

Wednesday, November 9 2011 from 2:45pm - 3:45pm (PST)

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Location

Twitter-based discussion from onboard an Alaska Airlines flight #2

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SKYNRG We as SkyNRG are really proud to deliver this great fuel together with our partners to our first US customer and are on board the launching flight as we speak. This will really help in creating a structural market for sustainable jet fuel, thank you Alaska Airlines !!!

November 9th, 2011

SKYNRG We as SkyNRG are really proud to deliver this great fuel to our first US customer and our on board the launching flight as we speak. This will really help in creating a structural market for sustainable jet fuel, thank you Alaska Airlines !

November 9th, 2011

ross_macfarlane @lauren_b87. Good question. The www,safnw.com report has good information on airport infrastructure and fueling needs. For these first flights, fuel needs special handling. Goal for long term is to allow drop in fuels to use same pipelines, tanks and fueling system as current fuels.

November 9th, 2011

lauren_b87 This is great stuff! I'm currently doing an airline portfolio for my Masters class at Embry Riddle and my airline of choice is Alaska Airlines! Alaska is always raising the bar and moving forward with technology. I do have one question regarding bio fuel storage, how does this affect storage at SEA? Easier to store/transport? Any comments regarding this aspect would be greatly appreciated. I will give credit where credit is due. Thanks again!

November 9th, 2011

ross_macfarlane @Harperfordays these fuels are not ethanol -- they are drop in fuels that come from used cooking oil. Other clean fuels can come from sources like oil seeds, wastes and algae.

November 9th, 2011

ross_macfarlane Goal is to produce clean fuels that compete with petroleum. http://www.safnw.com. #FlyGreen

November 9th, 2011

ross_macfarlane Remember the first cellphones? When talking cost, we need to remember how innovation and scale drive markets. #FlyGreen

November 9th, 2011

ross_macfarlane Regional production of renewable fuels can create 1000s of new jobs in production, harvesting, refining and supply chain. http://www.safnw.com. #FlyGreen.

November 9th, 2011

ross_macfarlane #FlyGreen. New generation fuels need to be low carbon, safe, and sustainable. Today's flight demonstrates how you can do that.

November 9th, 2011

ross_macfarlane #GreenFlight. By showing demand for cleaner fuels, Alaska is helping to build supply chains. http://www.safnw.com.

November 9th, 2011

ross_macfarlane #GreenFlight. Today's flight is a critical step on flight path to sustainable aviation. fb.me/1n4bK1KMM

November 9th, 2011

DarrenShiroma Members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA at Alaska, Horizon & United-Continental crew first US bio-fueled flights this week!

November 9th, 2011