Vegetable Oil Used on Airline Flight, Slid Right through the Sky

 Smell like French Fries out side?  Maybe it is New Zealand Airlines.  Maybe you can pay for a tiecket with Vegitable Oil

Air New Zealand hailed the flight as a “milestone” in the development of sustainable fuels that could lower aeroplane emissions and cut costs.

One engine of the Boeing 747-400 was fueled by a 50-50 mixture of jatropha plant oil and standard A1 jet fuel.

A Virgin Atlantic test flight in February used fuel derived from a blend of Brazilian babassu nuts and coconuts.

In Auckland on Tuesday, a range of tests were completed both on the ground and during the flight, said Air New Zealand Chief Pilot David Morgan.

He said the oil from the plum-sized jatropha fruit performed “well through both the fuel system and engine”.

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