Bomber Makes Test Flight Using Only Synthetic Fuel

"So far so good. We're seeing very little difference" in the plane's performance.

Next month, the B-52 is scheduled to go to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to participate in tests of how the engines perform with blended fuel in frigid temperatures before the Air Force begins the process of certifying the fuel for use by its entire B-52 fleet.

Stroh said that so far the comparison data show very little difference between the new blend and the traditional jet fuel: "They line up perfectly."

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