Commercial aviation and biofuel development

Posted By on April 26, 2007

Virgin Atlantic
Boeing and Virgin Atlantic made an announcement that Virgin Atlantic would purchase 15 of the new 787-9 “Dreamliner” aircraft and form a new environmental partnership to develop aviation jet biofuel. The first 787 should be available later this year and offers a twenty percent improvement in the fuel efficiency compared to existing aircraft. The engines used in testing biofuels will be supplied by General Electric and are scheduled to test next year on one of Virgin’s Boeing 747-400 series planes. (thanks for the story link Tom)

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