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A JetSMART Argentina A320 taxiing in Mendoza. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Jetsmart Receives Its First Aircraft with Sustainable Fuel

On Thursday, Jan. 28, the Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier JetSMART received a brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft loaded in an unprecedented way with BioFuel, an organic fuel that reduces the carbon footprint emitted by the aircraft by 80%. This new aircraft arrived at the Arturo Benitez International Airport in Santiago de Chile. With this new aircraft incorporation, JetSMART is one of the only 9 airlines worldwide that have delivered their aircraft with this element. According to ALNNEWS, the arrival of this…

EgyptAir Flies Newest Dreamliner Home Using Biofuel, Sets Distance Record

EgyptAir took delivery of its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner earlier this week, the fifth of six next-generation Boeing aircraft destined for its fleet. While EgyptAir has been taking deliveries since the beginning of 2019, this delivery flight had a twist in that it was fueled with sustainable aviation flew, making…

Qantas Launches First U.S. to Australia Flight Powered by Biofuel

As several airlines across the globe begin accelerating their carbon emission reduction programs, Qantas flight 96 departed on January 28 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, becoming the first dedicated biofuel flight between the U.S. and Australia. It is estimated that the flight will save 18,000 kg of carbon emissions through…

Hainan Airlines Completes Its First Transcontinental Flight Partly with Biofuels

Hainan Airlines recently completed its first transcontinental flight with an aircraft fueled in part by biofuels derived from waste cooking oil. This marks a step forward in China’s plan of meeting goals for a green economy and low carbon emissions. Though the aviation industry contributes around two percent of global…

Qantas Plans to Power Aircraft with Biofuel Beginning in 2020

Qantas announced that the airline plans to have its Los Angeles-based aircraft powered by biofuel from 2020 onward, thereby reducing the carbon emissions on the airline’s service between the U.S. and Australia. The airline is purchasing the fuel from U.S. based bio-energy company, SG Preston. It’s expected that Qantas will…

Alaska Air Flies With Biofuel Made from Corn

In efforts to lower emissions, airlines and biofuel companies have been testing new possibilities and pushing their limits to create cheaper jet fuel that's safer for the environment. One airline has partnered with a biofuel company to create and test new solutions. Alaska Air joined with Gevo, a biofuel company,…