The Dutch airline, KLM, undertakes the world's first passenger flight with synthetic fuel.
KLM is known for being the longest-running airline in the world, with its first commercial flight taking place in 1919. But aside from holding that title, they have now made another incredible milestone in aviation history by hosting the first passenger flight using synthetic fuel.
The car manufacturing industry has clamped down hard on CO2 emissions and, as a result, electric vehicle technology and other more environmentally friendly fuels have been explored more than ever before. But, what about the aviation industry? Although there are more than 20,000 planes in the sky at any given time, the aviation industry is only responsible for 12% of the global transport CO2 emissions. But, it's not always a question of the emissions, rather, it's the manufacturing and refinery process of fossil fuels which are a problem.
Synthetic fuels are nothing new but, interest by the transport industry has been lacking as the process to develop synthetic fuels still relies heavily on fossil fuels.
However, KLM, in partnership with Shell and others, seems to be taking the next step forward in environmentally friendly fuel technology. They have invested heavily into an eco-friendly synthetic fuel refinery process that uses renewable energy for its development. And, to prove its success, they have performed the first passenger flight with synthetic fuel.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Final Call Travel, on KLM - First Passenger Flight With Synthetic Fuel.