January 14, 2008

Virgin Atlantic To Fly Biofuel-Powered 747 In February



Virgin Atlantic has given itself the green light to go green, a lot earlier than planned. On Monday, the British airline announced it plans to operate the world's first commercial jet flight powered by biofuel next month.

Reuters reports the Boeing 747 will fly a relatively short (230-mile) hop from London Heathrow to Amsterdam, and won't have passengers onboard. If all goes to plan, the flight will come 10 months earlier than Virgin -- or project partners Boeing and GE Aviation -- had planned.


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