Boeing, ANA Celebrate First 787 Biofuel Flight

- First sustainable biofuel flight showcases Dreamliner's environmental performance

EVERETT, Wash., April 17, 2012 — (PRNewswire) —  Boeing (NYSE: BA) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) made aviation history today as a 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time powered in part by sustainable biofuels.

"The 787 is the most environmentally progressive jetliner flying today, combining fuel efficiency and comfort with reduced carbon emissions," said Billy Glover, Commercial Airplanes Vice President of Environment and Aviation Policy.

The delivery flight between Boeing's Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. and Tokyo Haneda Airport is also the first ever transpacific biofuel flight.

"Our historic flight using sustainable biofuels across the Pacific Ocean highlights how innovative technology can be used to support our industry's goal of carbon-neutral growth beyond 2020," said Osamu Shinobe, ANA Senior Executive Vice President.

The 787 flew with biofuel made mainly from used cooking oil and emitted an estimated 30 percent less CO2 emissions when compared to today's similarly-sized airplanes. Of the reduction in greenhouse gasses, about 10 percent can be attributed to the use of biofuel and approximately 20 percent to the technology and efficiency advancements offered by the Dreamliner.

Made primarily from composite materials, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes and will allow airlines to open new, non-stop routes preferred by the traveling public.

Boeing is at the forefront of the global effort to develop sustainable aviation biofuels, as part of the industry's strategy for lowering its carbon emissions.

Contacts:

Wilson Chow
International Communications
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+1 425-306-5921
Email Contact

Terrance Scott
Environment Communications
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+1 206-766-2949
Email Contact

Ryosei Nomura and Megumi Tezuka
ANA Public Relations
+81-3-6735-1111
Email Contact

More information: www.newairplane.com/environment

www.boeing.com/stories/videos/vid_05_biofuels.html

Photo and caption are available here: http://boeing.mediaroom.com

SOURCE Boeing

Contact:
Boeing
All Nippon Airways
ANA
Web: http://www.boeing.com




Review Article Be the first to review this article
IMTS 2018 Register Now>>

SolidCAM - IMTS2018

Featured Video
Jobs
GIS Support Specialist for Palm Beach County at West Palm Beach, Florida
Upcoming Events
SEMICON Taiwan 2018 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center 1F&4F Taipei Taiwan - Sep 5 - 7, 2018
IMTS2018 International Manufacturing Tech Show at McCormick Place Chicago IL - Sep 10 - 15, 2018
Additive Manufacturing Conference 2018 at McCormick Place Convention Center's West Building in Room W375 Chicago IL - Sep 11 - 12, 2018
International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly 2018 at Omni Providence Hotel Providence RI - Sep 11 - 12, 2018
Kenesto: 30 day trial



Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise