Air China said it plans to operate a transpacific demonstration flight partially powered by biofuel in the second half of this year. CA is expected to use a Boeing 747 powered by Pratt & Whitney engines on the test flight, and the aircraft manufacturer has agreed to partner with the Beijing-based carrier to provide technical support. PetroChina will provide jatropha-based feedstock for the project. The flight would follow a number of biofuel test flights conducted by airlines ...

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