Last week, JetBlue sponsored the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Annual Conference and Career Expo held in Orlando. JetBlue has worked with OBAP for several years to help diversify the aviation industry and provide access to those from traditionally under-represented communities to the variety of careers within the industry.
“There’s responsibility in being the first and being a part of history.”
Throughout the summer, the JetBlue Foundation partnered with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), to inspire more than 150 high school students through the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy. Students in Boston, New York, Long Beach Calif., Orlando Fla., San Juan Puerto Rico, and St. Croix were able to explore the various career opportunities available within the aviation industry.
Bobbi Wells Explains How Big Challenges Create Big Opportunities
Bobbi Wells, Vice-President of Aviation Safety & Airworthiness, FedEx Express
Bobbi Wells joined FedEx through a program that gave U.S. military officers the opportunity to work at a corporation for one year. A quarter century later, she has risen to a tough job with serious responsibility. As Vice President of Aviation Safety & Airworthiness at FedEx Express, she holds the safety of FedEx team members in her capable hands.
Lightweighting – the reduction of a vehicle’s mass to enhance performance – is helping manufacturers meet fuel efficiency targets, thus shrinking their customers’ carbon footprints
People aren’t the only ones with weight loss goals for the new year. To increase fuel efficiency and minimize their carbon footprints, transportation companies are making an effort to shed pounds, too.
In my role at JetBlue, I see firsthand how important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are to shaping future generations of leaders. Most of the critical functions of JetBlue require STEM, including aircraft flight, repair, and routing.
The aviation industry accounts for 2 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, which could reach 3 percent by 2050. To defy this version of the future, industry leaders have set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2020 and to halve emissions by 2050.
Innovations in Flight Family Day and Aviation Display was held Saturday, June 18 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Kids and families were invited to view more than 50 military, recreational and home-built aircraft and classic automobiles and interact with a variety of hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities demonstrating the science behind flight.
Dan Shoun, a Lake County, Oregon Commissioner, who spent 30-plus years with the USDA Forest Service, sees wood-based biofuel as a win-win model to curb wildfire risk, support communities and provide low-carbon fuel.
The First Airline to Launch a Foundation Solely Focused on STEM Education Introduces Aviation Careers To Students and Encourages Emerging Programs
NEW YORK, March 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced the third round of grants provided by the JetBlue Foundation. The JetBlue Foundation, an education-focused entity which furthers the airline’s effort to place aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students, awarded $150,000 in grants to help encourage aviation programs that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives.