First Chinese sustainable bio-fuel flight
Air China, Boeing and Chinese and US aviation energy partners have conducted China’s first sustainable bio-fuel flight. The two-hour mainland flight from Beijing Capital International Airport was witnessed by officials from both countries and highlights the viability of using sustainable aviation bio-fuel sourced in China.
“Through our collaborative efforts with China we have found an incredible partner and place where national capability, innovation and technology come together in a remarkable way,” said Boeing China president Marc Allen. “This historic flight illustrates exactly how bilateral collaboration can help address environmental challenges, and we commend the Chinese for their leadership in helping to develop sustainable aviation solutions.”
PetroChina, working with Honeywell’s UOP, sourced and refined the China-grown, jatropha-based bio-fuel used for this flight aboard a Boeing 747-400 powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. China National Aviation Fuel blended the bio-fuel with traditional jet fuel and also provided aircraft fueling support.
Source : Aerospace Testing International