JetBlue (JBLU) is receiving its first Airbus A321 aircraft, fueled with renewable jet fuel blend. The aircraft in question is the first such aircraft by Airbus manufactured not in Europe, but the United States.

The A321 is making a ferry flight with 15 percent sustainable jet fuel in its tanks.

Delivering new aircraft powered by a blend of sustainable jet fuel is not news for Airbus though, as it has this practice since 2016. The difference this time is that the aircraft is being delivered not from Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, but Airbus A320 Family production facility in Mobile (Alabama, United States).

By the end of 2018, JetBlue (JBLU) should receive four more A321s, also fueled with renewable jet fuel. After that, Airbus is to make a decision on “the next steps toward offering this option to more customers taking aircraft deliveries from Mobile,” as noted in statements by both Airbus and JetBlue (JBLU) .

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JetBlue announced a ten-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston, a bioenergy company, with expected first delivery in 2019.