|Quoting Zkpilot (Thread starter):|
If the development occurs, NZ will provide an aircraft to test the new fuel on one of its Trans-Tasman routes by running one engine on bio-fuel and the other on ordinary Jetfuel to ensure safe operation until such time as the new fuel is deemed acceptable to airlines and regulatory authorities one would assume.
|Quoting NZ747 (Reply 2):|
For an engine that is designed to run from jet A-1, do you know if they have done or are doing any ground tests on a G.T. engine to test performance?
|Quoting WAH64D (Reply 1):|
It'll happen with no pax onboard. The aircraft's certificate of airworthiness would not cover alternative fuels.
|Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 3):|
not necessarily and note that Boeing is involved... they're the ones that come up with whether or not an aircraft can run on whatever... of course NZ would require CAA (NZL) and CASA (AUS) approval.
|Quoting NZAA (Reply 8):|
Someone was telling me the other day that turbines can run on coal dust.