Boeing will fly a 747-8 Freighter will make the world’s first transatlantic crossing using biologically derived jet fuel when it flies to Paris for its international air show debut.
The 747-8 will use a blend of 15 percent camelina-based biofuel mixed with 85 percent traditional kerosene fuel in each of its four GE GEnx-2B engines for the flight, scheduled to arrive at about 5 p.m., Paris time, on Monday at Le Bourget Airport.
“This historic flight is a boost to aviation’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency in all phases of our industry,” 747-8 Vice President and General Manager Elizabeth Lund said in a news release. “And the 747-8 Freighter fits in well with these efforts by bringing huge improvements in fuel efficiency, lower carbon emissions and less noise.”
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