Interjet-Airbus

Project Objective: 

Conduct test flights using salicornia-based biofuels

Initiative Description: 

Airbus parent EADS announced last March a joint biofuels trial with Interjet, CFM International, Snecma parent Safran and Honeywell subsidiary UOP that was originally scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2010 using an Interjet CFM56-powered Airbus A320. But Interjet CEO Jose Luis Garza says the carrier has determined it cannot source enough salicornia from Mexican farms to go forward with the flight this year.

Key Stakeholders Involved: 
Biorefineries
Aircraft Manufacturers
Airlines
Region: 
North America
Regional Scope: 

One test flight

Partners: 
Interjet, Airbus, CFM International, Safran, Honeywell (UOP)
Country: 
Mexico
Type of Feedstock: 
Salicornia