Friday, January 31, 2020

IAF plane lands at Leh with bio-jet fuel; Bengaluru pilots execute

.An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF), powered with a 10% blend of Indian bio-jet fuel took-off from Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh.
This is the first time that both engines of the aircraft were powered by the bio-jet indigenous fuel.
The aircraft was flight tested and its performance was validated at Chandigarh Air Base prior to undertaking the operational flight to Leh.
The tests were conducted by a team comprising of test pilots from Bengaluru based Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment, and pilots from the operational squadrons.
An IAF statement said Leh at an altitude of 10,682 ft above mean sea level, is amongst one of the world's highest and most difficult operational airfields, it is prone to extreme weather conditions.
31/01/20 Bangalore Mirror
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