We bring sustainability to the air
In 2011, Lufthansa was the world‘s first airline to test the use of biofuel in regular operations. As part of the burnFAIR research project, Lufthansa operated an Airbus A321 (D-AIDG) between Hamburg and Frankfurt four times daily (eight flights), with one of its engines running 50 per cent on biofuel. The main objective of this long-term trial was to gather experience and to collect data.
Towards an environmentally friendly future with Pure Sky
Together with our partners in research and industry, we are doing our part to speed up the process of placing sustainably produced alternative fuels on the market for the aviation industry. Under the name “Pure Sky®”, we already began to combine all of the company‘s activities relating to the future use of alternative fuels in 2009.
Key facts at a glance
- Testing period:
15 July – 27 December 2011
- Aircraft type:
- Biofuel ratio:
50 per cent on one engine
- Number of flights:
- Biokerosene mixture consumption: