20 Jul '11, 10pm

Finnair to attempt longest commercial biofuel flight in aviation history

Finnair to attempt longest commercial biofuel flight in aviation history

Finnair in the forefront of flying on biofuel Finnair has already for decades made a long-term commitment to sustainable development. Now is the time to take another major step towards sustainable air travel. Finnair aims to fly its first biofuel flight from Amsterdam and Helsinki next week. This will be the longest commercial biofuel flight flown anywhere in the world to date. "We want to be a pioneer in sustainable development in air transport. Engine emissions account for the biggest environmental impact of flying, so investing in research into alternative fuels is a natural way to try to reduce the load on the environment," says Kati Ihamäki, VP Sustainable Development at Finnair. Biofuel refers to fuel made from renewable organic raw materials. The plants used in the production of biofuel absorb carbon dioxide, which is released back into the atmosphere when the biofu...

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