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KLM makes biofuel flight with passengers on board

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 25, 2009

KLM has become the first carrier to complete a biofuel flight with passengers on board after undertaking a special test flight on November 23.

KLM used a camelina derived fuel in a 50/50 mix to power one engine on a Boeing 747-400, which operated a one hour round flight from Amsterdam Schiphol. The flight carried 40 invited guests as passengers, including a number of Dutch government officials and KLM CEO Peter Hartman.

Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand, Japan Air Lines, Continental Airlines and Air New Zealand have all been involved in biofuel test flights.

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