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Jet A-1 - Product information

We provide reliable supply, high product quality and strive for excellent costumer service - we deliver on promise. Jet fuel is a type of aviation fuel designed for use in aircraft powered by gas-turbine engines. It is clear to straw coloured in appearance.

The most commonly used fuels for commercial aviation are Jet A and Jet A-1 which are produced to a standardized international specification.

Jet A specification fuel has been used in the United States since the 1950s and is only available in the United States, whereas Jet A-1 is the standard specification fuel used in the rest of the world. Both Jet A and Jet A-1 have a flash point higher than 38 °C (100 °F), with an auto ignition temperature of 210 °C (410 °F). This means that the fuel is safer to handle than traditional avgas.

The primary differences between Jet A and Jet A-1 are the higher freezing point of Jet A (−40 °C vs −47 °C for Jet A-1), and the mandatory requirement for the addition of an anti-static additive to Jet A-1.

Typical physical properties for Jet A-1
Jet A-1 Fuel must meet the specification for DEF STAN 91-91 (Jet A-1), ASTM specification D1655 (Jet A-1) and IATA Guidance Material (Kerosine Type), NATO Code F-35.

 

F-34
JP-8, NATO Code F-34, is the military equivalent of Jet A-1 with the addition of corrosion inhibitor and anti-icing additives; it meets the requirements of the U.S. Military Specification MIL-DTL-83133E. JP-8 also meets the requirements of the British Specification DEF STAN 91-87 AVTUR/FSII (formerly DERD 2453). The F-34 could be used instead of Jet-A1.
 

Typical physical properties for Jet A-1 fuel:  
Flash point 42 °C
Auto ignition temperature 210 °C (410 °F)
Freezing point −47 °C (−52.6 °F)
 Open air burning temperatures 260-315 °C (500-599 °F)
 Density at 15 °C (59 °F) .804 kg/L
 Specific energy 43.15 MJ/kg
 Energy density 34.7 MJ/L

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