Latest Jet fuel Stories

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.

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.

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.

2009-02-11 07:20:00

Scientists are hoping algae can help remove greenhouse gases and create new oil reserves.

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.

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.

2009-01-09 10:25:00

A plane partly powered by biofuel derived from algae has completed its first test flight by a United States airline.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
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