LAN Airlines operated its first commercial flight using second-generation biofuels in South America. An Airbus A320, powered by CFM56-5B engines, flew from Chile’s Santiago to Concepción March 7, completing a year-long preparation by LAN and partner Air BP Copec. The biofuel was made from used, refined vegetable oil. The largest aviation fuel supplier in Chile, Air BP Copec is a joint venture between local oil supplier Copec and Air BP, which was established in ...

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