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First transatlantic flight powered by biofuel

Last updated on: August 4, 2011 18:29 IST

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Aeromexico successfully completed a 11-hour flight from Mexico City to Madrid on a biofuel-powered Boeing 777-200ER airplane.

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Image: An Aeromexico Boeing 777 taxis after the first commercial transatlantic flight using biofuel between Mexico City and Madrid.
Photographs: Paul Hanna/Reuters.
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This is the first ever commercial airplane to fly a transatlantic flight powered by biofuel.

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Image: Authorities walk near an Aeromexico Boeing 777 after it landed in Madrid.
Photographs: Paul Hanna/Reuters.
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The flight used a blend of 70 per cent kerosene and 30 per cent biofuel, made from the Jatropha Curcas oilseed plant.

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Image: Crew members take photographs near an Aeromexico Boeing 777.
Photographs: Paul Hanna/Reuters.
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Airlines got the approval from ASTM International on July 1 to fly passenger aircraft with biofuel.

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Image: Passengers disembark from an Aeromexico Boeing 777.
Photographs: Paul Hanna/Reuters.
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KLM became the first airline in the world to operate a commercial flight on biokerosene in July.

Image: An Aeromexico Boeing 777 is seen during a presentation.
Photographs: Paul Hanna/Reuters.
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