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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...

2008-11-07 09:00:14

Mainline Indian airlines Kingfisher and Jet Airways are expected to slash ticket prices by up to INR1,000 on domestic routes by December 2008, reported The Economic Times. The two private airlines are anticipated to reduce fares in view of the Indian government's planned bailout of the country's aviation industry and falling aviation fuel prices. Oil companies had recently announced a 17% reduction in aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices, with the government slashing customs duty on jet...

2008-11-05 06:00:14

SilkAir, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has announced that it will reduce its fuel surcharges for all tickets issued on or after November 7, 2008 for travel on its flights, in line with the recent sustained fall in the price of jet fuel. The airline will reduce the fuel surcharges between Singapore and cities in southeast Asia from $36 to $32 per sector for business class, and from $36 to $28 per sector for economy class. For services between Singapore and all other...

2008-10-21 12:00:29

Gazprom Neft, a producer and marketer of oil and natural gas, has reduced the wholesale price of jet fuel in Russia, effective October 17, 2008. The 12% per tonne price cut for all new contracts will lead to a corresponding jet fuel price decrease at Russian airports. The average decline of jet fuel prices charged by the company's refineries is 30% since August 2008.

2008-10-21 09:00:33

Swiss International Air Lines has announced that it is reducing its fuel surcharges due to the decline in the prices of crude oil and jet fuel. The new lower fuel surcharges will apply to all tickets for air travel originating in Switzerland, issued from October 22, 2008 onwards. According to the airline, the fuel surcharge for long-haul flights will be reduced by CHF26 to CHF144 per sector, and the fuel surcharge for European flights will be lowered by CHF9 to CHF36 per sector.

2008-10-16 06:00:20

German airline Lufthansa has announced that it will reduce its fuel surcharge on its flights due to a decrease in crude oil and kerosene prices. The reduction will apply to all Lufthansa tickets issued on or after October 20, 2008. The fuel surcharge on domestic German and intra-European routes will lower by E3 to E24 per flight segment. On long-haul routes the corresponding fuel surcharge will be decreased by E5 to E92 per flight segment. Lufthansa said that it continually monitors oil...

2008-10-06 12:00:36

GEISMAR, La., Oct. 6, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Producing high quality diesel and jet fuels from animal fats and greases will be the mission of a unique, new plant being constructed by Dynamic Fuels, a joint venture of Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) and Syntroleum Corporation (Nasdaq:SYNM), in Geismar, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. A special groundbreaking ceremony for the plant was held in Geismar today and featured comments from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, as well as Tyson and Syntroleum...