Virgin Atlantic are set to operate their first transatlantic flight using sustainable aviation fuel (Saf).
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have approved the flight which will be powered 100% by Saf and is due to fly to New York from London Heathrow on 28 November.
Saf cuts carbon emissions by up to 70% which is produced from agricultural waste, and used cooking oil along with other sustainable sources.
CAA chief executive Rob Bishton said: “As the UK’s aviation regulator, it’s important that we safely enable the industry to embrace more sustainable practices and push the boundaries of what’s possible to create a greener aviation industry.
“This permit not only allows Virgin Atlantic and others to showcase their commitment to sustainability, but also serves as an example of how the industry is always exploring new technologies.
“Innovation and sustainability are vital areas of work, but they must go hand in hand with safety.
“This is a reminder that together we can drive change, reduce emissions and make the skies greener for generations to come.”