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Virent's Bio-Based Fuel Used in Historic Commercial Passenger Flight Using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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MADISON, Wis., December 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Virent contributed to an aviation industry first, as United Airlines flew an aircraft full of passengers using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in one engine and petroleum-based jet fuel in the other. Virent, a Marathon Petroleum Corp. subsidiary, used its BioForm® process to produce synthesized aromatic kerosene (SAK) – a critical component that made the 100% SAF possible.

United to Become First in Aviation History to Fly Aircraft Full of Passengers Using 100% Sustainable Fuel

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Game-changing flight - in partnership with Boeing, CFM International, Virent and World Energy - set to travel today from ORD to DCA with more than 100 passengers;

Airline also announces new corporate participants joining the Eco-Skies Alliance, an effort to collectively purchase 7.1 million gallons of SAF this year including Microsoft, Salesforce and Visa

United has already committed to purchasing nearly twice the size of the rest of the world’s airlines’ publicly announced SAF commitments combined

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Game-changing flight - in partnership with Boeing, CFM International, Virent and World Energy - set to travel today from ORD to DCA with more than 100 passengers;

Airline also announces new corporate participants joining the Eco-Skies Alliance, an effort to collectively purchase 7.1 million gallons of SAF this year including Microsoft, Salesforce and Visa

United has already committed to purchasing nearly twice the size of the rest of the world’s airlines’ publicly announced SAF commitments combined

United Airlines Celebrates Employees Going Above and Beyond to Provide Extra Care for Afghan Refugees

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Roberto F. has been working 24/7 to secure items like diapers and formula for Afghan evacuee children on Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) flights. He knows firsthand the importance of providing extra care for our passengers as they begin a new life in the U.S. - just like he and his family did when he was eight years old. 

United Airlines Operates First Flight Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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United was the first airline in the world to operate a flight powered by 100% drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

All Hands on (the Flight) Deck to Hire 10,000 Pilots by 2030

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It’s all hands on (the flight) deck to hire 10,000 pilots by 2030! Our pilot development program and flight school recruiters and 30 aspiring pilots joined us at the largest airshow in the world.

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United Airlines Will Operate Flights As Part of U.S. Government Civil Reserve Air Fleet

by Scott Kirby, CEO at United Airlines
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At United, our mission is connecting people and uniting the world, so it’s with that spirit that we now begin the important mission of supporting our military in ensuring the safe passage of American citizens and Afghan evacuees to the United States. For the first time since 2003, the federal government has activated the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, or CRAF. This means that select aircraft from U.S. airlines, including United, will support the mission of the Department of Defense in operating flights to bring to the U.S.

United Customers Can Now Access 3,000 COVID Testing Locations at Albertson Companies and Walmart Through Airline's Mobile App and Website

Airline's digital channels now offer customers easy access to more than 3,000 testing locations via Accenture and CLX Health's TrustAssure™ Platform integration
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CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Starting today, United customers can access even more COVID testing locations, including more than 3,000 new Walmart and Albertson Companies locations across the U.S., through the airline's website and mobile app in the Travel Ready Center.

United Awards Free Flights for a Year to Winners of "Your Shot to Fly" Sweepstakes

Grand prize winners live in Bradenton, FL; Cleveland, OH; Goodyear, AZ; Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA
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CHICAGO, August 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- United Airlines recently announced the five lucky grand prize winners of its "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes, who will each get to fly anywhere in the world United flies with a companion over the course of the next year. The winners of the "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes are:

United First Officer, Carole Hopson, Honors Bessie Coleman With Goal of Enrolling 100 Black Women in Flight School

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On June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman became the first Black and Native American woman to earn a pilot's license. Bessie was a pioneer and inspiration to early pilots in the African American and Native American communities. She paved the way for female aviators everywhere including United First Officer Carole Hopson. 100 years later Carole honors Bessie's legacy with a goal of enrolling 100 Black women in flight school.

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