Virgin Atlantic Airways plans to conduct a 747 biofuel test flight next year, parent Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson said. At a recent appearance in Amsterdam and again yesterday during a speech in Boston, he said that Virgin will "early next year. . .fly one of our 747s without passengers with [an alternative fuel] we have developed." No other details were revealed. Virgin has said in the past that it is working with Boeing and GE to develop biofuels. Air New Zealand, Boeing and ...

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