EAST EUROPEAN AVIATION FUELS

In East European countries the grades of aviation fuel available can differ considerably from those supplied elsewhere in Europe and in most countries of the world. There can, moreover, be significant variations between countries. Member States of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance, often referred to as COMECON, have traditionally used grades of both jet fuel and aviation gasoline produced to standards closely related to those used in the Soviet Union; however, during recent years there has been an increasing tendency for some of these States to adopt specification standards that incorporate certain features of the more widely used 'Western' specifications. This applies both to the general characteristics of the fuel and to the test methods used. This tendency has arisen particularly in those countries where Western manufactured aircraft have been introduced by local airlines to supplement types of Soviet manufacture. As a result, jet fuels are now being provided in some COMECON countries to standards that closely approach -- and in certain cases correspond with -- those applicable to Western Jet A-1. Fuel specifications are tabulated for Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, and Yugoslavia, and are compared with both Soviet and Western standards.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Shell Oil Company

    1 Shell Plaza, P.O. Box 2463
    Houston, TX  USA  77001
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, A G
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00196067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM