EgyptAir’s new 787 Dreamliner delivered using biofuel : Biofuels Digest

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In Washington state, Boeing delivered the fifth 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR via a lease agreement with AerCap. Egypt’s national carrier took advantage of a new Boeing program and filled its new super-efficient airplane with biofuel for the flight home, underscoring the airline’s drive to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its operations.

EGYPTAIR ordered six 787-9 Dreamliners in 2017 via long-term lease from Dublin-based AerCap, a global leader in aircraft leasing. For the flight to its home base in Cairo, EGYPTAIR became the first operator to use a new Boeing program that offers operators the option to use biofuel on delivery flights. Sustainable aviation fuels have been shown to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 80 percent through its lifecycle. The 5,925 nautical-mile (10,973 kms) trip flight from Seattle to Cairo represents the longest 787 delivery flight using sustainable fuel.

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