A longtime resident of the New York metropolitan area, Edgar Alacan studied business administration at Brooklyn College and serves as managing director of JETS.com in Manhattan. To inform his work with this private jet charting organization, Edgar Alacan holds active membership in the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Reflecting its core value of “caring for each other,” the NBAA celebrates the business aviation community’s history of dedication to environmental matters. The business aircraft industry accounts for a small fraction of total transportation sector emissions, but it has had an outsized impact in the world of green innovations. More than a decade ago, the industry optimized aircraft performance and fuel burn by developing innovative winglets that are now common elements on a wide variety of planes. It has also reduced emission by supporting the development of fuel-saving technology and refining air traffic control for optimal efficiency. Moving forward, the NBAA remains dedicated to minimizing the negative environmental effects of business aviation through continued technological advancement and evolving green policies. It is committed to cutting its 2005 level of international greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050.