Thursday, 6 October 2011

First biofuel flight in the UK is BHX-ACE!

The first ever biofuel flight in the UK, TOM7446, departed Birmingham today!

The Thomson Airways flight to Lanzarote (ACE) was operated by a Boeing 757-200 with Rolls-Royce RB211 engines, which required no changes to be able to use the new fuel. Although biofuels produce CO2 like standard aviation fuel, it has been produced from plants, so the CO2 released was taken from the atmosphere by the plants anyway. This makes biofuel, in theory, carbon neutral.

EDIT: This was actually the first biofuel flight in the UK, the biofuel Palma flights earlier this year did not go ahead.

For more info on this landmark flight see:http://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/meta/news/2011/10/biofuels-news-article.aspx

And:http://bhxflightguide.blogspot.com/2011/10/news-biofuel.html


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