KLM First To Fly Using Cooking Oil

KLM Boeing 737-800 (PH-BXH "Goose")
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29 June 2011, Amstelveen – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines made history today by being the first airline to fly a commercial flight of 171 passengers on Biokerosene produced from used cooking oil.  A Boeing 737-800, KL 1233 took off at 12.30pm from Schiphol bound for Charles de Gaulle in Paris with passengers including State Secretary of Infrastructure and the Environment, Joop Atsma .

With permission to operate the flight from The Inspectorate for Transport, Public Works and Water Management (Inspectie Verkeer en Waterstaat -IVW) and close collaboration with Boeing, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be operating more than 200 flights to Paris on Biokerosene.

The fuel was supplied by Dynamic Fuels via SkyNRG, the consortium co-founded by KLM in 2009 with the North Sea Group and Spring Associates.

KLM is open to using different raw materials for the end product, as long as they meet a range of sustainability criteria, including substantial reductions in CO2 emissions and minimum negative impact on biodiversity and food supply. All biofuels used by KLM also have to meet precisely the same technical specifications as traditional kerosene and must not require any adjustments to aircraft engines or infrastructure.

KLM has been committed to developing sustainable biofuel since 2007. Air France KLM is also an industry leader in the field of fuel efficiency. Air France KLM has been sector leader of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for six successive years.

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