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Purdue jet to fly to international air show powered by biofuel

August 1, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -Purdue pilots will fly the university's Embraer Phenom 100 jet to the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture in Oshkosh on Friday (Aug. 2), powered in part by a biofuel to demonstrate the potential of sustainable energy in aviation. One of the jet's twin Pratt & Whitney engines will be filled with conventional jet aviation fuel while the other will contain a biofuel blend prepared by the U.S. Air Force.
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