Accession Number : ADA622291


Title :   Test Record of Flight Tests Using Alcohol-to-Jet/JP-8 Blended Fuel


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION AND MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENG CTR REDSTONE ARSENAL AL AVIATION ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Cox, Franklin D ; Bobula, George A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a622291.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : This report documents the results of flying the U.S. Army's UH-60 and CH-47 helicopters on an alternative fuel blend. Test activities were performed by the Army to determine the results of flying the UH-60 and CH-47 aircraft on a 50:50 blend of Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) with JP-8. The flight tests and post test hardware inspections determined that there was no discernable difference between the use of petroleum based JP-8 and the ATJ/JP-8 blend. The reported flight tests culminate the activities required to validate that an alternative fuel may be certified for use in these air vehicles.


Descriptors :   *FUELS , *HELICOPTERS , FLIGHT TESTING , INSPECTION , PETROLEUM PRODUCTS


Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE