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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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2009-01-30 15:00:00

Japan Airlines (JAL) conducted the world's first successful test flight of a Boeing airplane run on biofuel consisting mostly of a non-food energy crop called camelina. The 90-minute demonstration, a joint effort between JAL, Boeing and engine-maker Pratt and Whitney, began as the Boeing 747-300 took off from Tokyo's Haneda airport on Friday.  JAL, Asia's largest carrier, said that one of the aircraft's engines was powered by biofuel mixed with traditional kerosene jet oil. "No...

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2009-01-09 10:25:00

A plane partly powered by biofuel derived from algae has completed its first test flight by a U.S. airline.The Continental Boeing 737-800 flew 90 minutes, and was said to have gone better than expected, according to a spokesperson for Continental Airlines.One of the airplane's engines was powered by a 50-50 blend of biofuel, derived from algae and jatropha, and normal aircraft fuel.The test, performed on Wednesday, is the latest in a series of demonstration flights by the aviation industry,...

2009-01-07 11:15:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today is demonstrating the use of sustainable biofuel to power a commercial aircraft for the first time ever in North America. The demonstration flight -- which is being conducted in partnership with Boeing, GE Aviation/CFM International, and Honeywell's UOP -- marks the first sustainable biofuel demonstration flight by a commercial carrier using a two-engine aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 equipped with CFM International...

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2009-01-01 12:50:00

A New Zealand airliner successfully fueled a plane using oil from the seeds of a poisonous shrub, at a time when airlines hit by high oil prices and pressure over the impact of planes on the environment seek greener fuels. The airline said in a statement that an Air New Zealand Boeing 747 flew for two hours on December 30 with one of its four engines powered by a 50-50 mixture of jet fuel and jatropha oil. The oil came from the jatropha plant, which grows up to three meters and produces...

2008-12-17 14:10:06

Two British airlines said Wednesday they would cut their fuel surcharge fees due to the falling price of oil and jet fuel. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both announced the reductions, with BA passengers likely to see prices go down between $23 and $31 on flights less than nine hours and $46 to $54 on longer flights, CNN reported. BA cut its fuel charges in October as crude oil has dropped steadily from a peak of $147.27 per barrel in July to a current price around $50 per barrel. The...

2008-12-08 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced plans for the first biofuel-powered demonstration flight of a U.S. commercial airliner, to be conducted in Houston on Jan. 7, 2009. The demonstration flight, which will be operated with no passengers, will be powered by a special fuel blend including components derived from algae and jatropha plants -- sustainable, second-generation fuel sources that don't impact food crops or water resources,...

2008-12-02 07:00:00

Private Jet Travel, One Seat at a Time OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With just a few clicks, savvy air travelers will soon leave behind long lines, flight delays and cancellations by arranging their own, shared use of a private jet. CoGoJets has created a new online, member-based, social networking website for business and leisure air travelers to coordinate their itineraries and experience the advantages of a private jet, one seat at a time. To view the Multimedia News Release, go...

2008-11-13 18:00:13

The world's first commercial aviation test flight powered by a sustainable second-generation biofuel will take place on December 3, 2008. The jatropha based fuel for the Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400 test flight out of Auckland, New Zealand, has been certified as suitable for use by Rolls-Royce. Chris Lewis, Company Specialist - Fuels, at Rolls-Royce said the fuel is a 50:50 blend of standard Jet A1 fuel and synthetic paraffinic kerosene derived from jatropha oil. "Laboratory...

2008-11-11 00:00:18

The aviation industry must accelerate implementation of advanced airspace management technologies to counteract pressure from a public increasingly concerned about the environment. That's the message Chris Manning, former chief pilot at Qantas, delivered to 150 aviation experts gathered in Seattle at the industry-focused forum for airlines and air traffic management organizations that are deploying Performance Based Navigation (PBN) worldwide. PBN relies on GPS guidance and advanced...


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