Aircraft Kerosine vs. Wide-Cut Fuel-Safety Considerations - (Report of the Aviation Fuel Safety Report Task Force of the Coordinating Research Council, Inc.) 760527

At the request of the FAA the CRC initiated a study to investigate the effect of fuel volatility on aircraft fire safety. The primary objective was to use new data which have become available over the last ten years to revise and update the 1964 CRC Report on Aviation Fuel Safety. The huge increase in jet aircraft utilization provided a data base for a statistical analysis of accidents; and new data on non-equilibrium conditions involving fuel-air mixtures and fuel electrification facilitated a more complete laboratory study. The results of these two studies were then used to prepare the final report which is summarized in this paper.


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