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Stunt flying – the Airbus A380 on synthetic fuel

Airbus has flown an A380 from Bristol in the UK and Toulouse in France on alternative fuel. The synthetic jet fuel was supplied by Shell and produced from natural gas in Qatar using the Fischer-Tropsch process. It’s the first test of gas-to-liquid (GTL) fuel in an airliner, but similar synthetic jet fuel is already being […]

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Fuelling the news – biofuels hit the headlines

Try as I might to track developments in alternative jet fuels, there is a bewildering array of initiatives under way and it can be hard to separate the hydrocarbons from the hogwash. But if Boeing is involved, you have to assume there is something more than hype in the tank. Boeing, Air New Zealand and […]

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