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New Biofuel Successfully Powers EA-18 Super-Hornet Surveillance Aircraft


The US Navy successfully tested a new advanced biofuel this month on a Boeing EA-18 “Green Growler” aircraft, a surveillance version of the Super-Hornet, the US Naval Institute reported on Friday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Boeing EA-18G Growler is an American carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft, a specialized version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet.

“[T]he EA-18G ‘Green Growler’ completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland,” the report stated. “What we have seen is that the 100-percent bio-JP-5 appears to be basically transparent. It looks just like petroleum JP-5 in the airplane. So far, everything looks good and we haven’t noticed a difference,” flight test engineer Mary Picard told USNI. – READ MORE

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