Air Canada Makes its First Bio-fuel Powered Flight
Air Canada is the latest airline company to try out the eco-friendly alternative for its jet engines. An is making the flight from Toronto to Mexico City powered by a 50 / 50 mixture of the bio-fuel material and regular jet fuel. This particular blend is derived from recycled cooking oil and meets all standards. This allows the company to avoid making any modifications to the aircraft’s existing systems, while offering a 40 percent cut in emissions.
The aim of this flight is to promote environmental sustainability leading up to the Rio+20 United National Conference on Sustainable Development.
In addition to green-powered trips, Air Canada is implementing several other measures to improve its impact on global warming. One of those measure is including the use of iPads over paper documents for pilots. If everything goes well, the company hopes to fuel it’s own 787 jets with the same type of blend in the near future.
Source: Air Canada