Honeywell Green Jet Fuel powered the first-ever transatlantic biofuel flight for the Paris Air Show Saturday, June 18. When it landed in Paris, the Honeywell-owned Gulfstream G450 became the first aircraft to fly from North America to Europe with a 50/50 blend of camelina-derived biofuel and petroleum-based jet fuel, according to company officials.
This flight follows the initial approval from ASTM International for the use of aviation biofuel made from natural oils such as Honeywell Green Jet Fuel in commercial flight. The biofuel, as a 50/50 blend with petroleum-based jet fuel, meets all specifications for flight without any modifications to the aircraft or engine, company officials note.
The business jet was scheduled for takeoff from Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., around 8 p.m. Friday, June 17, set to arrive at Paris-Le Bourget Airport about seven hours after takeoff as the company prepares for the Paris Air Show. The flight was piloted by Honeywell Chief Pilot Ron Weight.
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