United Airlines Ventures

United Airlines Ventures is a fund that allows us to invest in companies who share our vision for the future. We want to improve travel by funding work on new technologies and solutions, while also supporting sustainability, aerospace and tech start-ups.

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Sustainable Flight Fund

The Sustainable Flight Fund is a first-of-its-kind investment in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Totaling over $200 million in investments from United and our corporate partners and over $450,000 in contributions from customers to supplement United’s investment, the fund supports start-ups working on SAF research, production and technology.

Sustainable Flight Fund partners

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Air Castle logo
Air New Zealand logo
American Express Global Business Travel
Aramco Ventures
Aviation Capital Group
Bank Of America
Boston Consulting Group
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GE Aerospace
Hawaiian Airlines
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JetBlue Ventures
JP Morgan - Chase
Safran Group logo
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SAF is an alternative to normal jet fuel with reduced lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It’s made from used cooking oil and agricultural waste. In the future, it could be made from household trash. We’ve invested in the future production of over 5 billion gallons of SAF – more than any airline.* In the past 2 years, United Airlines Ventures has invested in start-ups such as Cemvita, Dimensional Energy, and NEXT Renewable Fuels.

Companies that want to join the fund can reach out to UAVentures@united.com.

Who we support

We help fund start-ups working to do things like decarbonize air travel, develop sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), build new planes more sustainably, and innovate through new technology:


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