Azul completes biofuel flight

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Azul Airlines completed a biofuel-powered flight on an Embraer 195 in Brazil on 19 June.

The flight from Campinas-Viracopos airport to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport used Amyris AMJ 700 fuel derived from sugarcane.

"Developed as drop-in, the renewable jet fuel did not require any modification or adaptation in the aircraft for the demonstration flight," says Mauro Kern, executive vice president for technology and engineering at Embraer. "[The successful test] confirms the potential performance of this renewable fuel, whether on technical or environmental grounds."

The E-195 was equipped with GE CF34-10E engines.