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Is all jet fuel the same? [duplicate]

I'm a Chemistry student preparing an in-class lab demonstration that involves the combustion properties of jet fuel used in typical US based airliners. Is all jet fuel the same, or do I need to ...
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What is the Difference between mogas and avgas? [duplicate]

Could anybody tell me the primary differences between mogas and avgas?
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What is Jet-A made of? [duplicate]

I know that it is kerosene based, but what exactly goes into it? Proportions of the various components would be helpful.
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Why is kerosene used in Aviation industry for turbogas and turboprop? [duplicate]

Which are advantages (and disadvantages) compared to gasoline or petroil?
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What is the difference between a turbofan and a turboprop engine?

I'm not an aircraft expert and I just realized that there are two different terms - turbofan and turboprop. I always had them combined in my head as a term for a large jet engine (like you would see ...
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Why is alcoholic gasoline such a showstopper for aviation?

One of the main reasons the common avgas grades are still full of 3-plumba-3,3-diethylpentane is the incompatibility of many aircraft fuel systems with the oxygenates (primarily ethanol, with some ...
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Can a Diesel Aircraft engine be run on Car Diesel?

What are the operational differences between normal diesel fuel used in cars and the Jet-A diesel type fuel used for some prop aircraft such as the Diamond DA62? I know that aircraft use Jet-A fuel, ...
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How would a new “clean sheet” General Aviation piston engine with all the latest technology differ from existing Continental/Lycoming types?

My understanding is that current GA piston engines from Continental and Lycoming are based on a design from the 1960's. There have been many evolutionary improvements, but only within the limitations ...
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Can you safely operate a 777 with diesel?

Is it possible to safely operate a Boeing 777 on diesel instead of Jet-A? Are there any regulations that prevent this? Would it cause any damage?
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Would diesel (Jet A) cause less pollution than other fuels?

Has any research been done on pollution from a aircraft using diesel (Jet A) vs other standard aircraft fuels? Is there a push to use diesel fuels in GA as a viable alternative and if so why or why ...
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What are various specifications of Engine oil used in Piston and Turbine engine aircraft?

I only know of two types MIL-O-7808 and -23699. Is there anything else ?
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Why aren't any jet fuels heavier than Jet A/A-1/JP-8 in common use?

The commonly-used jet fuels fall into two main categories: Straight kerosenes (Jet A, Jet A-1, JP-8, JP-5, plus, historically, JP-1), which are used in most situations because their high flashpoints ...
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Do takeoff (or other) performance calculations for jet aircraft take into account the type of fuel being used?

Jet aircraft can use any of a number of different fuels:1 Jet A-1 is a straight kerosene, not that much different from what you used to buy for committing arson fuelling portable space heaters. JP-8 ...