Chapter 3

Certification and Performance

What Is Needed from an Aviation Fuel?

G.E. Dorrington,    School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Abstract

Some of the standard property requirements of sustainable fuels intended to replace, or be blended with, petroleum-derived aviation turbine fuel (Jet A-1) are outlined, as specified by ASTM 7566, including energy content, density, flash point, viscosity, and thermal stability. Several possible future requirement concessions are also suggested.

Keywords

Certification; sustainable aviation turbine fuel; Jet A-1 compliance; drop-in replacement; concessions

3.1 Introduction to Relevant Standards

All currently certified passenger and cargo-carrying aircraft fitted with gas turbine ...

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