On August 19, 1871, world-renowned aviation pioneer Orville Wright was born. Along with sibling Wilbur, the Wright Brothers invented and engineered the first motor-operated airplane. Thanks to their world-altering creation, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established August 19th as National Aviation Week.
Global Environment Report showcases improved environmental performance
CHICAGO, July 23, 2020 /3BLMedia/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released its 2020 Global Environment report, highlighting how the company is sustainably designing and building products, while conserving resources and reducing waste across its global operations.
The company has set ambitious 2025 environmental goals – which include significant reductions in emissions, waste, and water and energy consumption – and made solid progress toward these targets in 2019.
Marine biology and human life are inextricably linked, and the oceans may hold the secrets to many of our most pressing issues. In fact, recent research finds that even COVID-19 solutions may be underneath the ocean's surface: according to one recent study bacteria found deep in the sea may be helpful in detecting the Coronavirus.
The future of postsecondary education will be modular, stackable and more democratic. That’s according to edX, a nonprofit organization founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that is re-imagining the postsecondary education model.
In their view, our rapidly evolving economy, fueled by constant advances in technology, requires workers to continually update and refresh their skills to find employment, stay employed, and advance their careers.
Boeing environmental scientist is a restoration "rock" star
Katie Moxley’s mom placed a rock hammer in her hand at age 10. It felt right. Little did she know that geology tool would end up chiseling her future as an environmental leader at Boeing.
Moxley went on to become a geologist and is now a Boeing restoration “rock” star in the Puget Sound. It all started with her mother, an elementary science teacher with Seattle Public Schools, introducing her young daughter to geology while taking extra science courses at the University of Washington.
Boeing beats greenhouse gas reduction goal by 7.3% at work sites
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From building the most fuel-efficient aircraft on the market to finding a creative second life for excess carbon fiber, innovations, new technologies and worldwide environmental initiatives are driving Boeing’s progress toward a more sustainable future.
As aviation’s global fleet doubles over the next 20 years to meet passenger and cargo demand, the industry has committed to capping the growth of carbon emissions by 2020 and then cutting them to half of what they were in 2005 by 2050.
“Boeing is significantly supporting progress with our highly efficient airplanes and our work with industry partners to improve operational efficiency. We’re also a leader in fostering the development of sustainable aviation fuel,” said Sean Newsum, director of Commercial Airplanes environmental strategy.
Program encourages greater use of aviation biofuels, which cut emissions by up to 80 percent
Boeing will begin offering airlines and operators the option of powering their new commercial jet with biofuel for the flight home. The program is designed to further spur the use of sustainable aviation fuels – which cut emissions up to 80 percent – and support the aviation industry’s drive to protect the environment.
Bryan Scott, Boeing vice president of Environment, Health & Safety presented awards to Boeing's 2019 Modern-Day Technology Leaders, while also reinforcing Boeing's commitment to the environment. Along with the importance of diversity inclusion, Scott said, "We are committed to cleaner water, air, and land. At Boeing, we do more than think about the future. We engineer it, we solve its problems, and we build it every day."