According to recent press release from Airbus, Lufthansa is launching the world’s first ever scheduled commercial passenger flights using bio-fuel in the first half of 2011, with an IAE (International Aero Engines) powered Airbus A321 aircraft.
The first bio-fuel flight path, daily flights between Hamburg and Frankfurt.
The bio-fuel blend made from 50 per cent Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO)so less CO2 emissions.
The bio-fuel is being provided by Finland based Neste Oil, under a long term agreement with Lufthansa.
Airbus aircraft undertook the first commercial flight of 50 percent blended GTL, and in February 2008, an Airbus A380 aircraft successfully completed the world’s first ever flight by a commercial aircraft using Gas-to-Liquid (GTL).