Accession Number : ADA322730

Title :   Impact Study on the Use of JET A Fuel in Military Aircraft during Operations in Europe (Etude de l'impact de l'utilisation du carburant JET A par les avions militaires lors des operations en Europe),

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Batchelor, Graham ; Moses, Cliff ; Fletcher, Ron

PDF Url : ADA322730

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : NATO fuel F-34 is derived from the European civil airline fuel JET Al by the addition of a mix of additives which addresses specific operational problems. In the USA, the standard civil aviation fuel is JET A which differs in practice from Jet Al in several factors but mainly in its Freeze Point for which the specification level is set at -40 deg C, some 7 deg C higher than that of JET Al. Surprisingly, despite the fact that JET A is produced in high quantities and is used on occasions in American military aircraft, it has found no place in NATO catalogues. For many years the question has arisen as to whether or not it should have a role in fuel logistics planning - if only for use in emergency scenarios. This study has taken a first look at the position and has attempted both to identify the relevant differences in these two fuels and, more importantly, to begin to address the question of what, if any, are the operational limitations that would occur from the use of JET A as a base fuel in the European military environment.

Descriptors :   *COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS, *AVIATION FUELS, *FUEL ADDITIVES, SCENARIOS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, EMERGENCIES, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, MILITARY STANDARDS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, FREEZING, LOGISTICS PLANNING, MELTING POINT.

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE