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Boeing teams with Aeromexico for biofuel flight

Aug. 4, 2011, Mexico City, Mex. - Boeing and Aeromexico have tested the first commercial transcontinental flight powered by biofuel, which arrived in Madrid from Mexico City.

August 4, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

The 777-200ER aircraft, using a 70 per cent traditional fuel and 30% biofuel blend, flew 250 passengers from Mexico City to Madrid.

The fuel was provided by Boeing and Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA).

On 1 July, ASTM International, the US technical standards body, approved the flight of passenger planes using fuel made from inedible  plants and organic waste mixed with petroleum-derived fuel.



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