Brazil's TAM Airlines conducted a 45 min. A320 test flight using fuel partially derived from locally sourced jatropha, the airline and Airbus said Tuesday. The flight out of Rio de Janeiro was conducted in conjunction with Airbus and CFM International (the A320 is powered by CFM56-5Bs), utilizing biofuel derived from jatropha oil refined by Honeywell's UOP. It was the first biofuel test flight aboard a commercial aircraft in Latin America (ATW Daily News, June 4). "The ...

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