Airline Completes World-First Biofuel Flight

Airline Completes World-First Biofuel Flight

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boeing-flies.jpgAir New Zealand has completed the world’s first commercial test flight using a new biofuel. The two-hour flight around the Auckland region was powered by a unique 50:50 mixture of Jet A1 fuel and a “Jetophra plant” biofuel.

The pilots were delighted with the performance of the new fuel which was tested at different speeds, different altitudes and even during a mid-air engine re-start. This groundbreaking test brings environmentally sustainable air travel one step closer to fruition, and could see Air New Zealand’s aircraft powered by biofuel as soon as 2011.

(Read more at www.stuff.co.nz)

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