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2009-06-25 16:29:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIA is pleased that the fuels subcommittee of ASTM International approved a new specification for alternative jet fuel from the Fischer-Tropsch process Wednesday. The subcommittee's approval means that this fuel has cleared a significant milestone. Once approved by ASTM, and accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration, synthetic paraffinic kerosene from the Fischer-Tropsch process (FT-SPK) can be blended with conventional fuels and used...

2009-06-25 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the ASTM International Aviation Fuels Subcommittee for passing a new specification that will enable the use of synthetic fuels in aviation. This step by ASTM, a standards development organization, is a watershed event and sets the stage for the blended fuel to receive full ASTM approval by the fall of this year. "The...

2009-06-17 10:04:00

HOUSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced the results of its Jan. 7, 2009, biofuel demonstration flight, which was conducted in partnership with Boeing, GE Aviation/CFM International, and Honeywell's UOP. The biofuel blend performed as well as or better than traditional jet fuel, displaying an approximately 1.1 percent increase in fuel efficiency over traditional jet fuel in different stages of the demonstration flight. Overall life cycle...

2009-06-17 09:50:00

LE BOURGET, France, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney signed the executive summary released today by Boeing highlighting the positive results of a pioneering industry flight test and research program that should lead to future certification of sustainable biojet fuels. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The results indicate sustainable sources of bio-derived oils and processing methods can produce a Synthetic...

2009-06-17 05:50:00

Fuels derived from sustainable biomass sources meet aviation requirements LE BOURGET, France, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and a team from across the aviation industry today released high-level elements of a study that shows that sustainable biofuels analyzed in a series of pioneering test flights performed favorably in comparison to petroleum-based fuel. According to the study, Evaluation of Bio-Derived Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (Bio-SPK), a series of...

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2009-03-31 11:40:00

Airline executives said on Tuesday they plan to cut the number of flights they operate in line with a drop in both cargo and passenger demand, effectively reducing their carbon emissions by nearly 8 percent this year, Reuters reported. The world financial crisis has taken the heat off the airline industry, which was once seen as a driving force behind global warming. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said about 6 percent of the forecast carbon cut will come as a result of...

2009-03-09 11:30:11

American Airlines said Monday its first Boeing 767-300 airliner equipped with fuel-saving wing tips made its inaugural flight over the weekend. The jet with 204 passengers flew from Dallas to London on Sunday using winglets that provide extra lift and could cut an individual aircraft's fuel consumption by as much as 500,000 gallons per year. The fuel savings and emissions reductions that we will achieve are one more step in our efforts to both moderate costs and shrink the impact we have on...

2009-02-13 14:48:10

Britain's Prince Charles has scheduled an environmentally focused trip to South America, flying on a private jet with his wife and a staff of 14. The 10-day trip will take the prince and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to Brazil, Chile and Ecuador. One of their stops is the Galapagos Islands, where they will participate in a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. Ian Davidson, a Labor member of Parliament and member of the Public Accounts Committee, describes the trip...

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2009-02-11 07:20:00

Scientists are hoping algae can help remove greenhouse gases and create new oil reserves. Millions of years ago, algae turned the earth's hostile atmosphere into a life-supporting one through photosynthesis, a process used by plants to turn carbon dioxide and sunlight into oxygen and sugars. Eventually the algae sunk into lake and sea beds, slowly becoming oil. "All we're doing is turning the clock back," Steve Skill, biochemist at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, told Reuters. "Nature has...

2009-02-02 13:53:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today hailed the announcement made jointly by the U.S. Departments of Energy (DOE) and Agriculture (USDA) to release up to $25 million in funding for research and development of biofuels, including aviation biofuels. ATA, a founding and principal member of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), has been working to...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'