JetBlue Readies for Alternative Fuel Trial

Carrier prepares for an Airbus A320-200 trial by spring 2010.


JetBlue Airways will operate a second-generation biofuel test following demonstrations by Air New Zealand (ANZ), Continental Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL).

The low-cost carrier is preparing for an Airbus A320-200 trial by spring 2010, a JetBlue spokesman tells ATI.

JetBlue teamed up with Airbus, International Aero Engines (IAE) and Honeywell fuel technology firm UOP in May 2008 to set about developing alternative fuels made from feedstocks that do not compete with the food supply.

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