Contributor Profile

Angela Foster-Rice

Job TitlePrincipal

Company NameAerial Consulting LLC


Angela is an environmental attorney and sustainability leader with 20+ years of experience.  In 2018 she founded Aerial Consulting providing support on sustainability, climate policy, carbon markets, biofuels and other environmental strategies. From 2002-2018 she was with United Airlines, first as environmental counsel and then as Managing Director -Environmental Affairs & Sustainability.  She led a team responsible for United's environmental regulatory compliance, policy, sustainability, and alternative fuels strategy. Under her leadership, United became the first U.S. airline to integrate low-carbon biofuels into every day operations and made the largest airline investment worldwide in a biofuels company (Fulcrum BioEnergy). Also during her leadership United was recognized as an environmental leader in various rankings including Newsweek’s #1 Green Airline (2018), Air Transport World’s Eco-Airline (2017), ACI Airports Going Green #1 Airline for Sustainability (2016), and highest U.S. airline score Carbon Disclosure Project (2016).  Foster-Rice was recognized with a Women in Sustainability Leadership Award (2015).

She supported the development of the first international GHG market-based measure for aviation (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation), as an expert in the UN ICAO working groups. 


Conference Sessions

  • The Future of Aviation

    Wednesday14:30 - 15:306 Nov 2019
    Press Conference Theatre- International Media Centre

    Aviation has been described as the Achilles heel of the travel industry. There are challenges in all sectors of travel and tourism but the elephant in the room ...

    • Language: English