With the advancement of technology and the need for more fuel to power everything around us, manufacturers are turning to greener alternatives to do the same. Over the past few years, we have seen huge growth in the sector of eco-friendly automobiles. The same drive has spread to a larger industry, that of aviation. Earlier this year, SpiceJet had tested India’s first commercial flight which ran on biofuel. Now, the Indian Air Force has also stepped into the same arena. It has successfully tested its first military aircraft, flying using biofuel.Painting The Skies Green
The test was carried out using an AN-32 transport aircraft and the Indian Air Force plans to use this [...]
SpiceJet propelled India’s very first Biofuel driven flight using a blend of Jatropha seeds and turpentine fuel on Monday. 75% aviation turbine fuel and 25% bio-jet fuel empowers the 72 seater aircraft. The Aircraft took off from Dehradun and landed at the Delhi’s Indra Gandhi International airport. The 43-minute flight was operated by SpiceJet’s Bombardier Q-400 aircraft with 20 officials and five crew members onboard. This success is expected to pave the way for cheaper air travel. Also, the use of agricultural residues, bio-degradable fractions of industrial and municipal wastes is bound to make the air travel cleaner and more efficient.
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