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IAF operates An-32 transport aircraft from Himalayan airfield using blended biofuel

03 February 2020
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The Indian Air Force (IAF) has for the first time successfully operated an Antonov An-32 ‘Cline’ transport aircraft from the Himalayan city of Leh using blended aviation biofuel.

The IAF said in a 31 January statement that during the 31 January flight from Leh’s 3,255 m-high Kushok Bakula Rimpoche airport both of the aircraft’s engines used aviation turbine fuel (ATF) blended with 10% of indigenously developed biofuel.

“The successful flight demonstrated the IAF’s capabilities to absorb new technology while sponsoring indigenization,” added the service.

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