New Delhi/Dehradun : Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday successfully operated India's first test flight partially powered by bio-fuel.
A mix of 25 per cent bio-fuel and 75 aviation turbine fuel (ATF) powered a SpiceJet Q400 turboprop aircraft on the 200 km flight from Dehradun to Delhi on Monday morning.
SpiceJet termed the operation India's first-ever "BioJet Fuel" flight. It pointed out -- reduction in carbon emissions and enhancement of fuel efficiency -- as advantages of using "BioJet fuel" as compared to ATF.
The bio-fuel type made from the Jatropha crop was...