Qantas (QF) and SkyNRG operated Australia’s first commercial biofuel flight April 13 between Sydney and Adelaide. The flight, using an Airbus A330, used a 50:50 blend of biofuel derived from used cooking oil and conventional jet fuel, QF said in a statement. The fuel, supplied by SkyNRG, has been fully certified for use in commercial aviation. Its life cycle carbon footprint is around 60% smaller than that of conventional jet fuel. “With high fuel costs and carbon pricing ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Qantas performs first Australian biofuel flight" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.