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Biofuel soars at Paris air-show

Boeing becomes first to send plane on transatlantic flight using biofuel in all engines


June 21, 2011
by Canadian Manufacturing Daily Staff

PARIS—The new Boeing 747-8 is the first ever aircraft to complete a transatlantic flight using biofuels in all four of the freighter’s engines, according to a story from Yahoo News.

The airplane was powered by a blend of 15 per cent camelina-based biofuel and 85 per cent traditional kerosene Jet A fuel.

The 747-8 made it’s international debut yesterday at the Paris airshow.

Boeing also announced it received orders worth more than US$11 billion for 56 jets from Qatar Airways, Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corp. and two other undisclosed buyers.

Boeing 747-8 Freighter Arrives at Paris After Historic Biofuel Flight