13 February 2012

Hawaiian Awarded 1st Ever Carbon Credits

This morning, Hawaiian Airlines was awarded the first ever aviation-based carbon credits that have been verified by Verified Carbon Standards. Hawaiian is the first airline ever to achieve this award. The airline has reduced it's CO2 emissions by 22,000 metric tons over the past six years. The airline also uses the Pratt & Whitney EcoPower jet engine wash system, as the wide-body fleet overnights at OAK and LAX. The results have been better fuel consumption, lower CO2 emissions, and longer engine life.

Hawaiian's 767-3G5ER, N585HA "Noio" (c/n 24257, l/n 251), was the test subject for the demonstration (above), which did a brief show of how the process works.

In attendance were Hawaiian Airlines' CEO Mark Dunkerley, Pratt & Whitney's Rich Duerloo, Governor Neil Abercrombie, State Senator Kalani English, and Verified Carbon Standards' Todd Donnelly. 

In the photo above, Pratt & Whitney vice president Rick Duerloo presented Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO Mark Dunkerley with a plaque noting the airline's accomplishment.

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