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What is the fuel is used in
Aeroplane ?

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Asked by sitapati rao, 15 Feb '08 08:22 pm
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Aviation fuel is a specialized type of petroleum-based fuel used to power aircraft. It is generally of a higher quality than fuels used in less critical applications such as heating or road transport, and often contains additives to reduce the risk of icing or explosion due to high temperatures, amongst other properties.

Most aviation fuels available for aircraft are kinds of petroleum spirit used in engines with spark plugs i.e. piston engines and Wankel rotaries or fuel for jet turbine engines which is also used in diesel aircraft engines. Alcohol, alcohol mixtures and other alternative fuels may be used experimentally but are not generally available.

Avgas is sold in much lower volumes, but to many more individual aircraft, whereas Jet Fuel is sold in high volumes to large aircraft operated typically by airlines, military and large corporate aircraft.

(Source: Wikipedia)
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 16 Feb '08 03:51 am

 
  
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Depends on type of engine and type of aircraft.

Ordinary commercial jetliners burn kerosene.

Smaller planes with piston engines may use petrol or diesel.

Rocket engined planes may use slush hydrogen for fuel.
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 15 Feb '08 08:44 pm

 
  
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Turbine powered aircraft (including jets, turboprops, and many helicopters) use jet fuel. It is a heavy fuel like kerosene. Jet A is the heavy grade and Jet A1 is heavy grade with an antiice additive and is the most common. Jet B is a wide cut grade (kerosene mixed with gasoline) and is used mostly in helicopters, although turbne engines can burn virtually anything, including gasoline.

Reciprocating aircraft engines use Avgas (a type of gasoline). It used to be available in a variety of types: 80/87 (Red dyed), 100 (Green Dyed) and 130 (Purple). These all had high lead additives. 100LL (Blue) is a low lead Avgas that is the most popular for aircraft piston engines. Mogas (auto gas) can also be used on homebuilt and ultralight aircraft and can be used in certified aircraft with approval and correct modifications to the engine and fuel system.

Diesel engines are making a comeback. The Diamond DA-42 is a light twin engines aircraft that can be ordered with diesel engines, but will r ...more
Answered by Amit Mandal, 15 Feb '08 08:26 pm

 
  
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Avation fuel
Answered by swati sharma, 08 Dec '10 06:44 pm

 
  
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Its called white petrol.
Answered by Mrinalendra Banerjee, 16 Feb '08 12:44 pm

 
  
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Commonly known as White Petrol.
Answered by sankaran subbiah, 16 Feb '08 05:01 am

 
  
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Petrol with high octane no.Hence it turns white,commanly called white petrol.
Answered by jakir hussain, 15 Feb '08 08:26 pm

 
  
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It is a mixture of neptha & other petrochemicals plus petrol... higher burning rate.. it is also called ATF AIR TURBINE FUEL
Answered by yash dhunna, 15 Feb '08 08:25 pm

 
  
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White petrol
Answered by sudesh, 15 Feb '08 08:24 pm

 
  
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The fuel used in aeroplane is called aviation fuel.
Answered by Tushar Kher, 15 Feb '08 08:23 pm

 
  
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