Aircraft Powered by Biofuels
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Certainly commercial aircraft must use significant amounts of fuel, which also results in emissions of carbon dioxide into the air. But changes are in the wind, and if you are interested in pilot training, you will find this quite interesting:
Continued progress is being made to make even large, jumbo jets more carbon-neutral, to make the environment we all share more clean. Announced just today, Boeing and Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) made history when a Boeing Dreamliner (B-787) jumbo jet flew -- for the first time -- powered by sustainable biofuel. According to a Boeing spokesman, that makes the B-787 the most environmentally porgressive jet flying today: It combines both fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.
The biofuel-powered B-787 was flown from the Boeing manufacturing center in Everett, Washington, in the U.S. to Tokyo Haneda Airport. This was also the first transpacific biofuel flight ever recorded.
Note this closely -- because it's truly amazing -- that B-787 flew with biofuel which consisted mainly of used cooking oil! It emitted 30 percent less carbon dioxide as similar aircraft its size. This is because of two things: the efficiency and technology advancements of this awesome aircraft and also the use of biofuel.
Do you think you could be flying a jumbo jet someday that is as technologically advanced as this one? Is that your dream? If so, do not delay in starting your pilot training. For more information, see www.pea.com
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