Saab has announced it has flown its Gripen on a 100% biofuel test – the first flight on a single-engine fighter using ths alternative fuel.

The trial, carried out using a two-seat Gripen D from the company's facilities in Linköping, Sweden, saw a series of test flights flown with the alternative biofuel, CHCJ-5, which is  is made of rapeseed oil. Saab said of the flight trials: “The test team noted no differences between the biofuel and the ordinary jet fuel.”

News Team
13 April 2017