Today marks a milestone in aviation history. A new type of airliner took to the air for the first time. This is no ordinary aeroplane, although it may look similar, the aircraft has a revolutionary new engine that is fuelled by red wine.
Red wine happens to have a slower burn rate than avgas and is therefore much more economical and environmentally friendly than fossil fuels are. Instead of releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the exhausts give off an aromatic, exquisite bouquet - a type of natural air freshener.
This new concept came as an idea from a Mexican wine-producing billionaire, Pablo Gonzalez, who noticed that the flame produced on a Christmas pudding would go on for a long time. He invested time and money in developing an engine that would produce enough power to drive a small aeroplane.
Gonzalez has built a small, twin-engine plane capable of carrying 24 passengers which he has called, appropriately, 'Mexican Wines'. The prototype took off yesterday from Mexico city airport, piloted by Figaro Figaro - a test pilot for Cortez Aviation.
The news of this historic flight has been broken exclusively to In Seine News, but will soon appear in newspapers and media across the world, causing so much excitement with the headline:' Mexican Wines Flew'.