Hainan Airlines flight to Chicago uses biofuel made by Sinopec unit
China conducted the nation's first cross-ocean flight powered by green aviation fuel on Tuesday, carrying 186 passengers and 15 crew members. The successful flight signals another significant breakthrough for domestic biofuel.
The Hainan Airlines flight from Beijing landed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday, after flying 11 hours and 41 minutes, for a distance of 11,297 kilometers. The Boeing 787 aircraft flew with biofuel produced from waste cooking oil by China Petroleum and Chemical Corp.