In a first, IAF's AN-32 plane with indigenous bio-jet fuel takes off from Leh

In a first, IAF’s AN-32 plane with indigenous bio-jet fuel takes off from Leh ::

In a first, the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) transport aircraft AN-32, powered with a 10 per cent blend of Indian bio-jet fuel, took-off from Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport at Leh on Friday.

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 it’s performance was validated at Chandigarh Air Base, prior to undertaking the operational flight to Leh, the IAF said in a statement here.

Leh, at an altitude of 10,682 ft above the mean sea level, is among one of the world’s highest and most difficult operational airfield, which is prone to extreme weather conditions.

By: UNI INDIA