Honeywell: The Lindbergh of Aviation Biofuels
by Mark Halper (SmartPlanet) Jet biofuels should get a boost this Friday, when Honeywell has scheduled a trans-Atlantic flight heading to Paris from Morristown, N.J., powered by Honeywell-branded Green Jet Fuel.
The corporate jet, a Gulfstream 6450, will carry executives from Honeywell UOP, the company’s petrochemical division, using a 50/50 blend of the biofuel and petroleum-based jet fuel.
It’s scheduled to land in Paris on Saturday morning. The jet is bound for the Paris Air Show, where Honeywell will run additional flights in an effort to attract customers. The show runs from June 20 to 26.
Several aerospace and airline companies, as well as military groups, have flown jet biofuel test flights, but this weekend’s would appear to be the first non-stop trans-Oceanic flight – 84 years after Charles Lindbergh made the world’s first non-stop trans-Atlantic plane flight in his Spirit of St. Louis. READ MORE and MORE (Honeywell/MarketWire)