United airlines was named “Airline of the Year” Gold Winner by Air Transport World (ATW) magazine in its 2013 annual Eco-Aviation Awards. The award recognized United’s active efforts in developing sound environmental policies, reducing emissions and improving efficiency.
United currently has nearly 290 fuel-efficient aircraft on order including 65 Dreamliners and 35 Airbus A350-1000s. The 787-10s have the lowest fuel burn per seat of any aircraft of its size and the A350s spend 20 percent less fuel per seat than the widebody aircraft they will replace.
The airline has also installed fuel-saving winglets, including the latest scimitar-shaped winglets, on more than 330 mainline aircraft.
United saved nearly 83 million gallons of fuel through fleet replacement and fuel-efficiency initiatives in 2012, reducing carbon emissions by 811,000 metric tons.