American Commits to Renewable Diesel, Alternative Jet Fuels
by Christine Boynton (Air Transport World) American Airlines (AA), which will launch its first biofuels flight next summer, has signed a purchase agreement for renewable diesel and an MOU with two suppliers for alternative jet fuels, it was announced Wednesday at the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) Expo in Washington.
AA MD-corporate environmental Jim Walsh said that AA’s approach is for “collaborative, industry-wide plans,” which spreads the financial risk for both airlines and potential suppliers, and identifies various sources while remaining feedstock neutral.
AA confirmed its first biofuel flight will take place next summer with Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator project on one of its new 737s. READ MORE