A giant Airbus A380 aircraft has successfully completed a test flight where instead of kerosene, one of the engines was supplied with cooking oil. The plane flew a test flight from Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, where the company is headquartered.
CNN reports that everything went according to plan and the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine operated optimally with the cooking oil processed for this purpose according to company officials. The day before, the company conducted another test flight with the same aircraft going from Toulouse to Nice, this time to see how the aircraft would react during takeoff and landing.
After the tests performed the company hopes to go to the certification of an aircraft that is supplied with special fuel consisting of cooking oil. This cooking oil is already being used in limited quantities by some airlines. High prices mean that wide adoption is not expected soon.
Recently, Airbus announced that the giant aircraft would be put into service to test an experimental hydrogen engine, another innovation that aims to make the flight less harmful to the environment.