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- 1. Continental Airlines Releases Results of Biofuel Demo Flight
Continental Airlines Releases Results of Biofuel Demo Flight. The Continental flight was the first biofuel demonstration flight by a commercial carrier in North America, the first sustainable biofuel demonstration flight by a commercial carrier using a two-engine aircraft, and the first biofuel demonstration flight by a commercial carrier using fuel partially derived from algae.
- 2. JAL's Biofuel Demo Flight set for 30 January 2009
JAL to conduct Biofuel Demo Flight on 30 January 2009. Japan Airlines is preparing to conduct a demonstration flight using a sustainable biofuel refined from the energy crop, camelina. The flight is planned for January 30, 2009 out of Haneda Airport, Tokyo. A blend of 50% biofuel and 50% traditional Jet-A jet (kerosene) fuel will be tested in one of the four Pratt & Whitney JT9D en
- 3. Lufthansa to Launch Scheduled Passenger Flights Using Biofuel
Lufthansa to Launch Scheduled Passenger Flights Using Biofuel. Lufthansa is to launch the world’s first ever scheduled commercial passenger flights using biofuel in the first half of 2011, with an IAE (International Aero Engines) powered Airbus A321 aircraft. The daily flights between Hamburg and Frankfurt, will use a biofuel blend made from 50% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).
- 4. Air New Zealand to conduct Biofuel Flight
Air New Zealand to conduct Biofuel Flight. Boeing, Air New Zealand and Rolls-Royce have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a biofuel demonstration flight designed to help accelerate the development of viable and sustainable alternative fuels for commercial aviation uses. Boeing is exploring second-generation biofuel feed stocks and processes that have the potential to
- 5. TAM Airlines and Airbus Test Jatropha-based Biofuel
TAM Airlines and Airbus Test Jatropha-based Biofuel. TAM Airlines, together with Airbus, has conducted a Jatropha-based biofuel flight using an Airbus A320. The biofuel, processed by UOP LLC, a Honeywell group, was a 50% blend of locally-sourced Brazilian Japtropha-based bio-kerosene and conventional aviation kerosene. 20 people from TAM Airlines and Airbus were
- 6. Japan Airlines to conduct 2nd-Generation Biofuel Demonstration Flight
Japan Airlines to conduct 2nd-Generation Biofuel Demonstration Flight. Japan Airlines (JAL) is to make a significant contribution to the search for a viable, sustainable, second-generation biofuel for commercial use by the aviation industry. With the close cooperation of Boeing and Pratt & Whitney, the airline will conduct a demonstration flight to accelerate current research and d
- 7. Biofuel Test Flight Report Shows Significant Fuel Saving
Biofuel Test Flight Report Shows Significant Fuel Saving. According to one of the key findings from the Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400 Rolls-Royce powered test flight last year, up to 1.4 tonnes of fuel can be saved on a twelve-hour long haul flight powered by a 50/50 blend of second generation jatropha sustainable biofuel and traditional Jet A1.
- 8. Air China, Boeing and Partners Conduct Biofuel Flight
Air China, Boeing, and Chinese and U.S. aviation energy partners have conducted China’s first sustainable biofuel flight. The two-hour mainland flight which took off from Beijing Capital International Airport late last week was witnessed by officials from both countries and highlights the viability of using sustainable aviation biofuel sourced in China.
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