Virgin Atlantic Airways on Sunday operated a 747 demonstration flight from London Heathrow to Amsterdam partially powered by biofuel. Boeing, GE Aviation and Imperium Renewables partnered on the test, which came three weeks after Airbus conducted an A380 flight test using a liquid fuel processed from gas (ATWOnline, Feb. 4). The Virgin test used biofuel composed of babassu oil and coconut oil. "These oils are environmentally and socially sustainable," the airline said. "No modifications were ...

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