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Boeing To Offer Biofuel For Airline Delivery Flights

March 08, 2019 / Airwise

Boeing will soon offer airlines and operators the option of powering their newly delivered aircraft with biofuel for the flight to their home base. The airframer said the initiative is “designed to further spur the use of sustainable aviation fuels – which cut emissions up to 80 percent – and support the industry’s drive to protect the environment.”The new fuel option will be available for Boeing customers receiving their new planes from assembly plants in Seattle and Everett, Washington state. Also planned is the use of biofuel for some test flights at Boeing Field.Boeing said it is also working on providing a biofuel option at its South Carolina Delivery facility.Alaska Airlines will be the first airline to take up the option, with a blend of biofuel and traditional fuel when it takes delivery of three Boeing 737 MAX aircraft this year.