The Lindbergh Foundation chose the first day of the 2012 NBAA Convention to award its prestigious Corporate Award for Balance to Aviation Partners Boeing, a joint venture between Aviation Partners (API) and Boeing created in 1999 to equip Boeing aircraft with API?۪s blended winglet technology. The winglets have saved billions of gallons of jet fuel and significantly improved the performance specifications of Boeing jetliners.
Lindbergh Foundation chairman John Petersen said, ???It is exciting to recognize a company that so clearly demonstrates the Foundation?۪s vision of progress through balance. Not only has the blended winglet technology made significant progress in reducing drag and fuel consumption, but in the process it has decreased noise and pollution.?
In accepting the award, API founder and CEO Joe Clark said, ???Any time you can improve the productivity and performance of an existing asset, while making it more eco-friendly, it is a wise investment.?
The Lindbergh Corporate Balance Award is an initiative of the Foundation?۪s Aviation Green Alliance project, which is currently running a five-month awareness campaign to highlight advances in green aviation. The ad campaign features the stories of individuals behind green initiatives in aviation and highlights the contributions they have made. The December ad will feature Burt Rutan. The ad series concept, copywriting and design were donated by the Greteman Group.
About The Lindbergh Foundation
The Lindbergh Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Anoka, Minnesota, which supports great innovations that foster the environment for a planet in balance. The Lindbergh Foundation also values individual initiative and accomplishments. Its programs are devoted to supporting, honoring, and educating individuals, through three major programs: the annual Lindbergh Award, presented to individuals for significant contributions toward balancing nature and scientific innovation in their work; the Lindbergh Grants program, which provides grants in amounts up to $10,580 (the cost of building the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927) for research or education projects that will make important contributions to the technology/environment balance; and a variety of educational events and publications centered on the balance theme.