ALTERNATE FUELS FOR FUTURE AIRCRAFT

The end of economic usefulness of conventional petroleum-base fuel for commercial transport aircraft is forecast for sometime in the 1990 decade. Commercial aviation will feel the effects of shortage first because that industry is particularly sensitive to both the cost of fuel and to the ready availability of specific fuel for which its aircraft are designed, wherever those aircraft fly throughout the world. Alternative fuels are synthetic Jet A, liquid hydrogen, and liquid methane. The results of studies comparing use of synthetic Jet A with LH2 in long-range subsonic as well as supersonic transport aircraft show significant advantages for LH2.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 62-68
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 779009 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM