Richard Altman, executive director of the commercial aviation alternative fuels initiative, predicts that ASTM certification will come soon, stating:
Eventually, Lufthansa hopes to fill up its International Aero engine-equipped Airbus A321 with biofuel and become the first commercial airline with scheduled passenger flights powered by renewable fuels. The certification delay is putting a wrinkle in Lufthansa's plans, but one that seems to be ironed out soon.ASTM is simply wrapping up the remaining technical details. The current target is to have full committee approval mid-second quarter and publish early third quarter, assuming current deliverables are received as promised.
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