Friday, 2 January 2009

Aviation goes green - Air New Zealand biofuel test flight

With around 2% of global greenhouse emissions being generated by air travel and air transport activity, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has a keen interest in the development and take up of more environmentally friendly aviation fuels.  (Not to mention the potential $$ savings!)

Air New Zealand, in association with Boeing and Rolls Royce, finally got their test flight off the ground on Tuesday 30th December 2008, after more than a year of planning and behind the scenes work.

Scoop: Air New Zealand Biofuel Test Flight Underway

The test is seen by IATA as part of a short term goal, "... for its members to be using 10% alternative fuels by 2017".

IATA’s Green Vision: Algae Biodiesel By Barbara E. Hernandez