Tag: Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force trials flight on 10% biofuel blend from world’s highest operational airfield

Indian Air Force trials flight on 10% biofuel blend from world’s highest operational airfield

February 4, 2020 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that the country’s Air Force has flown an AN-32 on 10% biofuel for the first time, using oil grown on an identified tree variety from the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh. The test flight took off from the base in Leh, the highest and most difficult operational airfield […]

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CEMILAC approves use of biofuel for Indian Air Force aircraft

CEMILAC approves use of biofuel for Indian Air Force aircraft

January 25, 2019 |

In India, the use of biofuel in Indian Air Force military aircraft has been cleared by the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification after months of trials and is expected to start with the transport fleet and helicopters. The biofuel being uses is produced from jatropha seeds sourced within India. “The indigenously produced biofuel has […]

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Indian Air Force to use 10% biofuel in one plane during Republic Day flypast

Indian Air Force to use 10% biofuel in one plane during Republic Day flypast

January 7, 2019 |

In India, despite the country failing to put together a plan to commercialize the use of aviation biofuel following successful commercial and military flights, the Indian Air Force continues to demonstrate the fuel’s use. It will use 10% aviation biofuel in one of its AN-32 transportation planes during its annual flypast on Republic Day January […]

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