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May/June 2008

Aviation Fuels Subcommittee to Meet in Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, PolandSubcommittee D02.J on Aviation Fuels, part of ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, will meet June 3-5 at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre in Warsaw, Poland. A Technical and Professional Training course on aviation fuels will be held at the Warsaw Hilton June 2-3 in conjunction with the subcommittee meeting.

Topics to be covered during the D02.J meeting include the following:


  • Emerging fuels—Fischer-Tropsch methods and biomass conversion methods; biodiesel in aviation fuels from pipeline transport.
  • Test methods—D2386, Test Method for Freezing Point of Aviation Fuels; D3241, Test Method for Thermal Oxidation Stability of Aviation Turbine Fuels.


  • Proposing high-pressure liquid chromatography to detect metal deactivator additive in fuel.
  • Metal deactivator additive long-term effects on fuel stability.
  • Use of ethanol in aviation gasoline.


  • Changes to D1655, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuels; D6615, Specification for Jet B Wide-Cut Aviation Turbine Fuel; and D910, Specification for Aviation Gasolines.

In addition, various coordinating research committees and task groups will be meeting. All interested parties are invited to bring questions about additives, test methods and specifications.

The TPT course, Aviation Fuels: Specifications and Test Methods, will examine how specifications are used to control the quality of aviation fuels and why they affect product performance and availability. In addition, course topics will include methods of testing and the manufacture of aviation fuels and transportation systems and the interaction of fuels with aircraft engines and ground equipment.


ASTM Staff: David Bradley

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