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Questions tagged [jet-fuel]

The fuel used in a jet or turboprop/turboshaft engine; usually a kerosene, or, sometimes, a kerosene-gasoline blend, although turbine engines can run on a very wide variety of fuels in a pinch. Worldwide, jet fuel is the most widely available type of aviation fuel.

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Do we artificially add a smell to jet fuel?

Many dangerous liquids have odorants added so that you can know if something dangerous is leaking. Is anything added to jet fuel (such as Jet A-1) to give it a distinctive smell?
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Could hydrazine be the jet fuel of the future?

It is true that hydrazine is highly toxic and explosive, but it has tremendous energy density. The decomposition of hyrazine into hydrogen and nitrogen gases AFAIK produces enough heat to ignite the ...
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Why does Jet A currently cost roughly the same as 100LL?

I thought Jet A was substantially cheaper than 100LL but I recently looked at the prices throughout my area, and they are both priced at approximately $5.50 per gallon. I've never flown an aircraft ...
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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 ...
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Would jet fuel for an F-16 or F-35 be producible during WW2?

I understand that different types of engines use different types of fuel, and as the description of the [jet] tag says, turboprops and jet engines use different types of fuel. So if – like in the ...
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Is there a practical carbon-free jet fuel?

For example, when I want to use a small turbojet or low bypass turbofan as both the APU and bleed air supplier for blown flaps, ailerons, elevators, (like the ShinMaywa US-2 amphibious plane) and ...
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Why aren’t any JP-1-type (extreme-narrow-cut) fuels in use today?

JP-1 was the first U.S. military standard jet fuel (hence the 1 in the designation), with its specifications issued in 1944; it was an extremely narrow-cut, high-alkane kerosene, not far from what ...
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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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Is there an additive that can lower the freezing point of jet fuel?

Does an additive exist to decrease the freezing point of jet fuel? I have found an additive that decrease the freezing point generated by drops of water (appears between 0 and -10°C), but I'm needing ...
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What type of fuel is used in helicopters?

What type of fuel is used in helicopters? Do they use Aviation Turbine Fuel (jet fuel), which is used widely in commercial airlines? Also, where would be the fuel tank located in a helicopter?