Dec 17, 2022

World’s first net-zero transatlantic flight: Fly London to New York on used cooking oil

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The United Kingdom government has announced that Virgin Atlantic will fly a historic net zero London-New York flight in 2023.

“For decades, flying from London to New York has symbolized aviation’s ability to connect people and drive international progress. It’s now going to be at the forefront of cutting carbon emissions from flying,” said British transport secretary Mark Harper.

“Not only will this flight pave the way for future generations, but it will demonstrate just how much we can achieve when we work together on a shared goal — bringing together some of the best businesses and academics in the world and led by a British airline.”

Rolls-Royce Trent 1,000 engines will power the airline’s flagship Boeing 787s as they fly from London Heathrow to New York.

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Virgin Atlantic won a competition to receive government funding for the first net-zero transatlantic flight, according to an official press release by the U.K. State on Friday.

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