ANA helped us make history by becoming the first airline to fly the 787 Dreamliner. On Monday, we teamed up with ANA to make some more history with the first ever 787 biofuel flight.
Fueling up at Paine Field. The first 787 biofuel flight gets ready to leave.
ANA’s newest Dreamliner took off from Paine Field on a delivery flight to Tokyo. The fuel blend was 15 percent biofuel made up primarily of cooking oil, and 85 percent Jet-A. The flight wasn’t just a chance to make history. It also helped showcase the 787’s environmental performance.
At the end of the day, we estimate this flight put out 30 percent less CO2 emissions compared to other airplanes of the same size (biofuel can take about 10 percent of the credit—with the Dreamliner’s technology and efficiency taking the other 20 percent). It brings a whole new meaning to a gallon of gas.
The historic flight lands in Tokyo.
This 787 flight is just one of the many ways we’re generating awareness of sustainable biofuels and the potential they hold for our industry. As part of our new Innovations series, we’ve just released a new video showing how Boeing chemists are leading the way in this research and putting their findings to work. Just click on the video below.