December 1

Virgin Atlantic Completes First Long-Haul Flight Fully Powered by Sustainable Fuel

By Jenni Reid

The first trans-Atlantic flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel departed London for New York on Tuesday as the industry seeks to prove the viability of greener air travel.

Virgin Atlantic’s  Boeing787 burned a blend of 88% waste fats supplied by AirBP, and 12% synthetic aromatic kerosene made from plant sugars.

Photo courtesy of Aric Cheng.

Source: CNBC (link opens in a new window)

Technology, Transportation
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