Qantas (QF) and SkyNRG will operate Australia’s first commercial biofuel flight April 13 between Sydney and Adelaide. The flight, using an Airbus A330, will operate using a 50:50 blend of biofuel derived from used cooking oil and conventional jet fuel, QF said in a statement.
Hmmm… a sustainable fuel resource? The only way to keep QANTAS flying this way is for everybody in Australia to eat ONLY lots of deep-fried food. Consider half of the 139,000 litres of the A330’s fuel capacity will be deep-fried product. Consuming up to seventy-thousand litres (approx 18,500 US gallons) of used cooking oil per flight.
Airport staff will no doubt be issued with guns loaded with bird-shot to maintain a safe air space for other aircraft following QF1121 and QF1120; from seagulls looking for free chips. Baggage handlers to be issued with bio-hazard gear so that the droppings of 100,00 gulls don’t give them bird-flu.
At least the chip-shops under the flight path will get a run of salivating customers.
The flights are on Friday the 13th. So all the stars are aligned.
Joycey; are you sure you want to humour the nitwits with such a useless, unsustainable exercise?