Gulfstream G450 crosses the Atlantic on 50/50 biofuel-jetfuel blend

With the rising price of fuel and more stringent emissions regulations, there is a strong need for the aviation industry to begin taking steps to earn its green wings. It’s not surprising therefore that biofuel was one of the hot topics at this week’s Paris Air Show with both Boeing’s 747-8 and Gulfstream’s G450 business jet making the trip across the Atlantic on biofuel blends.

The G450 flew in from Morristown, New Jersey, after a seven hour flight in which one of its Rolls-Royce engines was powered by a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based jet fuel. It’s estimated that this use of biofuel saved 5.5 metric tonnes (6 tons) of carbon, a quarter of the average annual carbon emissions per person in the U.S, and half that in UK.

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