What type of fuel do airplanes use???

  • 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.
  • Avgas and jet fuel are the types of aviation fuel.
  • Avgas (aviation gasoline) is used in spark-ignited internal-combustion engines in aircraft.
  • Avgas is formulated for stability, safety, and predictable performance under a wide range of environments.
  • Jet fuel is a clear to straw-colored fuel, based on either an unleaded kerosene (Jet A-1), or a naphtha-kerosene blend (Jet B).

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