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First ever transatlantic flight using 'green' fuel to take off today 💚

First transatlantic flight powered only by 'green' fuels to depart today from London to New York City

Published by
Mad_Dog_Daniel·28/11/2023
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Virgin Atlantic is making history by operating the world's first transatlantic flight using only 'green' fuel.

The flight, from London Heathrow Airport to New York JFK Airport, is powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF is a low-carbon fuel made from waste materials such as used cooking oil and agricultural waste.

The use of SAF is a major step forward for the aviation industry, which is responsible for a significant portion of global greenhouse gas emissions. SAF can reduce emissions by up to 80% compared to traditional jet fuel.

"This is a momentous occasion for Virgin Atlantic and a major step forward for the aviation industry," said Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. "This flight demonstrates that it is possible to fly long-haul without damaging the planet."

SAF holds immense potential, but its widespread adoption faces challenges due to limited supply and high production costs.

Something for the future, perhaps.

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