Tag: Aviation biofuel

China Airlines Takes Delivery of A350 XWB Powered with Biofuel Mix

China Airlines of Taiwan has become the second airline to join a programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to power aircraft for delivery flights from Airbus. The aircraft involved is the tenth A350-900 for China Airlines, which left the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Toulouse for its new home in Taipei with […]

Qantas to Operate World’s First US-Australia Biofuel Flight

Qantas has released, that it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year, in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels, and will see Qantas’ new Dreamliner being powered by Brassica Carinata (carinata), a non-food, industrial type […]

Aviation Attempts To Make Environmental Issues Less Severe

Since the first commercial flight in 1914, the aviation industry has completely changed and grown to a major transport business. Rapid population growth is increasing aviation popularity and more frequent usage. For example, in 2011 2.8 billion passengers travelled by the air, whereas in 2016 the number grew to 3.6 billion air travellers. Therefore, these […]

Alaska Airlines Completes First Commercial Wood Biofuel Flight

Alaska Airlines Flight 4 made history when its Boeing 737-800, with 163 passengers on board, flew from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. – the first ever commercial flight to use an alternative renewable jet fuel made from forest residuals. The biofuel was produced by the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) […]

United Airlines Launches Flights Using Sustainable Biofuel

United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport. The launch marks a significant milestone in the commercial aviation industry by moving beyond demonstration flights and test programs […]