Sat, Jun 18, 2011
Honeywell-Operated Gulfstream G-450 Departed Friday To Paris
Biofuels are definitely going to be at the forefront of the
Paris Air Show. The same day Boeing announced that it was flying
its 747-8 to Le Bourget on a 15% biofuel blend, Honeywell announced
that it would fly its G-450 to the show on a 50/50 blend
of traditional jet fuel and camelina-based fuel.
Honeywell says it will be the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight
powered by the biofuel blend.
This flight follows the initial approval from ASTM International
for the use of aviation biofuel made from natural oils such as
Honeywell Green Jet Fuel in commercial flight. The biofuel, as a
50/50 blend with petroleum-based jet fuel, meets all specifications
for flight without any modifications to the aircraft or
The business jet, piloted by Honeywell Chief Pilot Ron Weight,
departed from Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J.,
around 2000 EDT Friday, and was scheduled to arrive in Paris-Le
Bourget Airport about seven hours after takeoff as the company
prepares for the Paris Air Show.
Also on board were Jim Rekoske, vice president and general manager
for Honeywell UOP's Renewable Energy and Chemicals business, can
offer a unique perspective on the benefits of Green Jet Fuel, and
Carl Esposito, vice president of strategy and product development
for Honeywell Aerospace, can talk about how Honeywell's
technological developments across its entire portfolio address
airlines' need to drive down the cost of operations and achieve
carbon-neutral industry growth.
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