Lufthansa confirms leadership position on alternative aviation fuels
Today Lufthansa completed the first revenue passenger flight on sugar-based biofuel en route from Frankfurt to Berlin. After the six-month test flight program “burnFAIR” in 2011 the airline demonstrated yet another innovative and eco-friendly fuel.
The biojet test flight program that Lufthansa conducted in 2011 has been scientifically monitored and evaluated. The final report of the project “burnFAIR” can now be downloaded here (German only).
Joachim Buse receives LT Manager Of The Year Award
Joachim Buse, Vice President Aviation Biofuel at Deutsche Lufthansa AG and board member of aireg, has received the Manager Of The Year Award by LT manager, a trade journal. Since 2009 Joachim Buse and his team of four are working to establish a cost-neutral supply of sustainable biofuels.
A two year study commissioned by Airbus and partners including Virgin Australia in 2012 into the practicability of using Australia's mallee trees to make biofuels suitable for powering passenger jets has reported encouraging results.