Say Hello To Flying Green

By Christina Clements –10/13/09
Move over green cars. And say hello to flying green. Qatar Airways has debuted the first flight powered solely on natural gas. The airbus A-340 600 departed from London’s Gatwick Airport and landed that night in Doha. Qatar has one of the largest supplies of natural gas. The special fuel is made by changing the state of natural gas to a liquid and mixing it with jet fuel. Although it is an alternative, fuel officials say that its environmental impact may not be as great as they expected. However the new gas could create cleaner air around airports and reduce emissions.