2017, April 21th – Air Canada To Operate Biofuel Flights

Air Canada announced today its participation in the Civil Aviation
Alternate Fuel Contrail and Emissions Research project (CAAFCER), a research project led by
the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to test the environmental benefits of biofuel use
on contrails. This project will use advanced sensing equipment mounted on a research aircraft
operated by the NRC to measure the impact of biofuel blends on contrail formation by aircraft on
five biofuel flights operated by Air Canada between Montreal and Toronto in the coming days
weather permitting. During these flights the National Research Council of Canada will trail the Air
Canada aircraft with a modified T-33 research jet to sample and test the contrail biofuel
emissions. The sustainable biofuel is produced by AltAir Fuels from used cooking oil and supplied
by SkyNRG.

May 25, 2019