Aviation Fuels - An Overview

    About the Course The one-day Aviation Fuels training session is intended to be an introduction to the three-day course usually taught in other scenarios. IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE THREE-DAY COURSE TAUGHT IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS OR IN ON-SITE TRAINING BUT WILL BE A GOOD INTRODUCTORY SESSION. For specific employees, ASTM suggests that key personnel attend the three-day course. This applies to all who work in the aviation field because only then can you have the necessary redundancy that is required, even if you are in manufacturing, distribution, testing, purchasing, into plane agents or aviation customers using the fuels.

    Topics Include

    Subjects to be discussed include:

  • A general review of tests used at the manufacturing location for Aviation Turbine Fuel and Aviation Gasoline.
  • A brief discussion on engine parameters which can be affected by aviation fuel properties.
  • Key properties that affect the performance of aviation fuels.
  • A general summary of the downstream testing (beyond the point of manufacture) to the airplane. Aviation fuels are tested extensively in the points downstream of manufacture and this session will only summarize those.
  • A brief description of field quality assurance measures used by the aviation industry.
  • The instructor for this course have had extensive experience in the aviation fuels industry.

  • Fee Includes

    • All referenced ASTM standards and course notes
    • Lunch and coffee breaks
    • Course Completion Certificate with .7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    About the Instructor

    Fred Barnes, Aviation Fuels Consultant

    Fred has taught the Aviation Fuels Specifications and Test Methods for ASTM for a number of years. He has been involved in aviation fuels consultation on aviation fuel technology including fuel specifications, test methods, quality control, terminal and aviation operations, technical services, training, contractor and problem resolution with supply/distribution quality assurance and testing for over 40 years.

    He has participated and led in industry activities such as ASTM, IATA, API, SAE, Energy Institute, JIG, ATA, NATA and CRC. He is currently a Vice Chair of ASTM Subcommittee J on Aviation Fuels.

    He was employed by Shell and Chevron and was the Chevron Aviation Operations Manager for Chevron USA, which included commercial airlines, fixed base operators, and military customers.

    About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee

    ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards (available online, print, and CD-ROM) contain over 12,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. The standard referenced in this course was developed by Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants. For information on Committee D02, contact Alyson Fick at (610) 832-9710 or go to our D02 technical committee page.

    How Learning Will Be Assessed

    Learning will be assessed through discussions. Participants are expected to ask questions if an issue is unclear to them.

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