24 Jun '11, 11pm

Boeing 747-8 completes historic biofuel-powered transatlantic flight

Boeing 747-8 completes historic biofuel-powered transatlantic flight

Boeing 747-8 Freighter Arrives at Paris After Historic Biofuel Flight Boeing's new cargo airplane makes its international debut at Paris after the first transatlantic flight of a commercial aircraft powered by sustainable aviation fuel LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter landed at Paris Le Bourget Airport at 5:35 p.m. local time after completing the first transatlantic flight of a large commercial airplane powered on all engines by a sustainable aviation jet fuel. The airplane, piloted by Boeing pilots Capt. Keith Otsuka and Capt. Rick Braun and Cargolux Capt. Sten Rossby, flew from Everett, Wash., to Le Bourget with all four of its General Electric GEnx-2B engines powered by a blend of 15 percent camelina-based biofuel mixed with 85 percent traditional kerosene Jet A fuel. No changes were made to the airplane, its engine...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/06/24/boeing-747-8-complet...

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