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Current Aviation Fuel Types

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Abstract

The nature of the fuel best suited to each type of propulsive engine is determined principally by the characteristics of combustion in that engine, but all aviation fuels must also meet the requirements of the aircraft fuel system, the distribution system, and the financial climate generally. The two major groups of aviation fuels that have developed in the above context are discussed below.

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3.3 Bibliography

  1. R. A. Vere, ‘Aviation fuels’, in G. D. Hobson (ed), Modern Petroleum Technology, 5th edn, Wiley, Chichester, 1984, pp. 723–71Google Scholar
  2. E. M. Goodger, Comparative Properties of Conventional and Alternative Fuels, Alternative Fuel Technology Series, Vol. 2, Cranfield Press, Cranfield, 1982Google Scholar
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© Eric Goodger and Ray Vere 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cranfield Institute of TechnologyBedfordUK
  2. 2.Esso Petroleum Co. LtdUK

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