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Airbus tests fuels

Airbus tests fuels

Airbus, the world's largest planemaker, tested gas-to-liquid (GTL) fuels on a superjumbo A380 in the first flight of a commercial aircraft using the potential alternative to regular jet fuel, reported Bloomberg. Airbus conducted the trial flight with Rolls-Royce Group, whose Trent 900 engines power the double-decker A380 used for the trip, the Toulouse, France-based manufacturer said at a briefing in Filton, England. GTL plants use natural gas, rather than crude oil, to make fuel that contains virtually no sulphur, including a mixture that can be used in cars. Airbus predicts that about 25 per cent of fuel used in aviation will come from alternative sources by 2025.

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