IAF’s AN-32 aircraft formally certified to operate on indigeneous bio-jet fuel

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force (IAF) formidable workhorse transport carrier AN-32 was formally fleet certified to fly on blended aviation fuel containing up to 10 per cent of indigenous bio-jet fuel.

Chandigarh-based IAF’s 3 BRD Air Officer Commanding Air Commodore Sanjiv Ghuratia received the approval certificate for Russian made transport aircraft from CEMILAC Chief Executive P Jayapal.

The IAF has undertaken a series of evaluation tests and trials with this green aviation fuel for the last one year.

The scope of these checks was in consonance with the international aviation standards. Today’s approval is an acknowledgement of the meticulous testing using the indigenous bio-jet fuel by the IAF, IAF Spokesperson Gp Capt Anupam Banerjee said. (AGENCIES)