Wednesday, 5 October 2011
After much speculation it has been revealed that Thomson Airways is planning to fly passengers from Birmingham to Lanzarote using a mixture of fat and convential jet fuel in two seperate engines.
Thomson Airways has been required to undergo a strict testing process and the final clearance is expected today. The new development will see one engine topped up with 50% hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids with the remainder being 50% jet A1 fuel.
Thomson, along with several other airlines believe that biofuel has the potential to reduce aviation emissions by up to 80% in the long term.
Chris Browne, Managing Director of Thomson Airways said: 'Sustainable biofuels offer us the opportunity to improve our own individual environmental performance as well as contributing to the UK’s carbon reduction target.'
Posted by Tom Warsop at 08:41