JetBlue has recently taken delivery of a very special A321. The aircraft was handed over at airbus’ mobile plant. It is THE FIRST A321 manufactured in the United States to use a blend of renewable fuel sources and Normal jet fuel. The airline Will take delivery of 4 more A321s this year which will most likely use the same renewable fuel mix. They have actually purchased 125 million litres of blended fuel for its hub in New York (KJFK) in a deal with SG Preston and will continue purchasing this amount of fuel every decade. This fuel will make up to 20% of their fuel consumption out of their KJFK hub.
Personally I’m very happy. This is a great initiative to fight against global warming and other environmental hazards. I want other airlines to follow in JetBlue’s footsteps if possible! I would love to read your thoughts on this! I have no idea whether or not this will reduce the fuel cost or not but I’m hoping you guys can tell me.