LAN Airlines and Air BP Copec on March 7 made the first commercial flight in South America using second generation biofuels. The flight, between the Chilean cities of Santiago and Concepcion, was conducted using an A320 with CFM International CFM56-5B engines. The fuel came from used vegetable oil refining. Chilean Minister of the Environment, Maria Ignacia Benitez, attended an event in Concepcion to mark the flight. LAN COO Ignacio Cueto said: "This flight represents a ...

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