BizJet International, a Lufthansa Technik US subsidiary, has delivered its first Airbus A318 Elite after the completion of the aircraft had been finalized on schedule at the end of 2009. The A318 Elite, which is provided with a FAA- and EASA-supplemental Type Certificate, has been equipped with a VIP Cabin-Interior during its seven-month completion. Work on the second of a total of eight Airbus A318 Elites, which so far have been contracted by BizJet, already started in January. This aircraft will be handed over in midyear 2010. Six other A318 Elites will be delivered to Airbus until the end of 2013.
Australian sustainable aviation fuel industry receives massive boost with major investment
The Australian sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry has received a massive boost with a major joint investment. A Queensland biofuel refinery being jointly developed by Jet Zero Australia and LanzaJet is to receive investment from Qantas Group, Airbus, and the Queensland Government. The refinery is looking to produce SAF from agricultural by-products, including sugar cane.