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Jet fuel is a type of aviation fuel designed for use in aircraft powered by gas-turbine engines. It is clear to straw-colored in appearance. The most commonly used fuels for commercial aviation are Jet A and Jet A-1 which are produced to a standardised international specification. The only other jet fuel commonly used in civilian turbine-engine powered aviation is Jet B which is used for its enhanced cold-weather performance.
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Jet fuel is a type of aviation [[Fuel|fuel]] designed for use in aircraft powered by gas-turbine engines. It is clear to straw-colored in appearance. The most commonly used fuels for commercial aviation are Jet A and Jet A-1 which are produced to a standardised international specification. The only other jet fuel commonly used in civilian turbine-engine powered aviation is Jet B which is used for its enhanced cold-weather performance.
  
Jet fuel is similar to kerosene, and has a much higher flash-point than gasoline (e.g. [[AVGAS]], [[MOGAS]]) used in piston-engine aircraft. This is an important safety feature, in that the risk of fire is not so great in a turbo-jet aircraft accident.
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Jet fuel is similar to kerosene, and has a much higher flash-point than gasoline (e.g. [[AVGAS]]) used in piston-engine aircraft. This is an important safety feature, in that the risk of fire in general use, and especially following an accident, is much lower for turbo-jet aircraft.
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==Related Articles==
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* [[AVGAS]]
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* [[Ignition of Fuels]]
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==Further Reading==
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* [http://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/2477.pdf ICAO Doc 9977, Manual on Civil Aviation Jet Fuel Supply], First Ed. 2012
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* [http://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/2478.pdf Aviation Fuels Technical Review], Chevron, 2004
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* [http://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/2479.pdf Alternative Jet Fuels], A supplement to Chevron’s Aviation Fuels Technical Review, 2004
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[[Category:Enhancing Safety]]
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Jet fuel is a type of aviation fuel designed for use in aircraft powered by gas-turbine engines. It is clear to straw-colored in appearance. The most commonly used fuels for commercial aviation are Jet A and Jet A-1 which are produced to a standardised international specification. The only other jet fuel commonly used in civilian turbine-engine powered aviation is Jet B which is used for its enhanced cold-weather performance.

Jet fuel is similar to kerosene, and has a much higher flash-point than gasoline (e.g. AVGAS) used in piston-engine aircraft. This is an important safety feature, in that the risk of fire in general use, and especially following an accident, is much lower for turbo-jet aircraft.

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Further Reading