LIGHT AIRCRAFT ENGINES, THE POTENTIAL AND PROBLEMS FOR USE OF AUTOMOTIVE FUELS. PHASE I. LITERATURE SEARCH

A comprehensive data research and analysis for evaluating the use of automotive fuels as a substitute for aviation grade fuel by piston-type general aviation aircraft engines is presented. Historically known problems and potential problems with fuels were reviewed for possible impact relative to application to an aircraft operational environment. This report reviews areas such as: fuel specification requirements, combustion knock, preignition, vapor lock, spark plug fouling, additives for fuel and oil, and storage stability. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Biostatistics
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • Patterson, D J
    • Morrison, K
    • Remondino, M
    • Slopsema, T
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-CT-81-150
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA79NA-6083
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 2003 12:00AM