Longtime aviation expert David “Dave” Pflieger has held multiple leadership positions in the field, including roles as Vice President of Operations, Director of Flight Safety, Chief Operations Attorney for Delta Air Lines, and more recently the President & CEO of Larry Ellison’s airline in Hawaii (Larry was the founder of Oracle). Now the President and CEO of Ravn Air Group in Alaska, David Pflieger previously held a position as the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Virgin America where he successfully led the company to work with the EPA and become the first airline in the United States to track and report its greenhouse gas footprint and disclose its findings to the Climate Registry.
A nonprofit organization launched in 2007 between the United States and Canada, the Climate Registry works to help organizations measure, report, and reduce their greenhouse gasses and make the information available to the public online. A board of directors comprised of officials from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Native Sovereign Nations governs the Climate Registry.
The organization requires the reporting of all six emissions gasses: carbon dioxide, hydrofluorocarbons, methane, nitrous oxide, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride. As part of its regulations concerning emissions tracking, management, and improvement, the Climate Registry uses meticulous, uncompromising standards that are consistent throughout all participating areas, including the international realm.