-COCONUT OIL AS JET PLANE FUEL---VIRGIN ATLANTIC IS THE FIRST AIRLINE TO OPERATE DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT USING A BIOFUEL BLEND

Biofuels Demonstration

Sir Richard Branson at the Biofuels demonstration flight
using a combination of coconut oil and babassu nut oil, both sustainably cultivated crops.
On 24 February 2008, Virgin Atlantic became the first airline in the world to operate a commercial aircraft on a biofuel blend. The Boeing 747 flew a short flight from London to Amsterdam, using a 20% biofuel/80% kerosene blend in one of its four engines.