FLIGHTS WITH 100% BIOFUEL
correspond to operational needs.”
The tested fuel (CHCJ5) is made of rapeseed oil. The aircraft makes no differentiation as to whether the fuel is based on crude oil or vegetable oil. The fuel must fulfil the same requirements regardless of the raw material.
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) is behind the project and besides FMV, Saab and GKN Aerospace, which produces the engine (RM12) for the Gripen C/D, has participated in the project. Through a bilateral agreement between Sweden and the United States, the US Navy and US Air Force have contributed with valuable knowledge and experience regarding certification of biofuel.