Japanese Air Cargo Carrier To Undertake Biofuel Flights With New Freighter
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Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced that it has delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Narita-based air cargo transporters, Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), marking the Japanese debut for this model.
…The environmentally focused Nippon Cargo Airlines will also start its first biofuel flight with the 747-8 Freighter delivery. The new airplane will become the first 747-8 to use a blend of environmentally progressive biofuels, jet kerosene and used cooking oil, to fly across the Pacific Ocean. The 747-8 Freighter will provide double-digit improvements in fuel burn, operating costs and lower emissions over the 747-400 Freighter. The 747-8 Freighter also provides 16% more revenue-generating cargo volume and boasts a significantly improved environmental performance. Per tonne-kilometre, its carbon dioxide emissions are 16% lower than those of the 747-400 Freighter. It also reduced its noise footprint by more than 3%. READ MORE