Progress on aviation biofuels has been rapid and the timeline for certification is shrinking.
Just 12 months ago, Air New Zealand GM-Strategic Development Nathan Agnew said that biofuels would be available within a decade, but he challenged ATW to ask him the same question at year end and said he hoped the answer would be shortened to five years (ATW 1/08, p. 49). Such is the pace of biofuels development that the five-year hope could be as close as 2011, according to Boeing Commercial Airplanes MD-Environmental Strategy Bill Glover. "We are thinking that within three to five ...
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