Sikorsky joins Lindbergh Foundation Aviation Green Alliance
March 28, 2012, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Innovations has announced its support of the Aviation Green® Alliance by becoming its first rotorcraft member and one of its first founding sponsors.
By Carey Fredericks
“Sikorsky has been employing a comprehensive strategy for environmental management and sustainability to lead the rotorcraft industry in reducing energy consumption, protecting our natural resources, and being a leader in green and sustainable initiatives and green technology,” said Robert Araujo, Sikorsky Manager of Sustainable Development and Environmental, Health and Safety Programs. “Initiatives like the Aviation Green Alliance are an opportunity for industry leaders to leave an indelible mark on the future of green aviation, and Sikorsky is proud to support this effort.”
Laurence Vigeant Langlois, Sikorsky Innovations’ Director of Business Development & Partnerships, added, “The Lindbergh Foundation Aviation Green Alliance presents an opportunity for Sikorsky to demonstrate our engagement and to support initiatives that respond to the aviation industry’s environmental sustainability challenges throughout the product life cycle. We look forward to sharing best practices and to maturing our partnership in environmental stewardship.”
“We are thrilled to have Sikorsky Innovations join our elite group of Aviation Green Alliance Founding Members,” said Lindbergh Foundation chairman and CEO Larry Williams. “I am confident that both Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh would be enormously proud to have such a prestigious organization —especially one with such close historical ties — that has done so much for aviation as well as the environment, supporting this vital Foundation program. I look forward to continuing the collaboration between the Lindbergh and Sikorsky namesakes that began with Charles and Igor more than a half century ago.”
The Lindbergh Foundation launched the Aviation Green Alliance to support and encourage those who are committed to proactively addressing aviation and environmental challenges. Sikorsky joins a prestigious list of current founding sponsors including Bombardier, Cessna, FedEx, Hawker Beechcraft, Fantasy of Flight, and Jeppesen, as the first rotorcraft member of the Alliance.