3 Reasons To Consider Using Jet A-1 Fuel
Many more planes are being built that utilize Jet A-1 fuel, rather than other forms of jet fuel. There are several different reasons for this, ranging from economic to environmental. The following three reasons are often given as advantages that are associated with using Jet A-1 fuel.
1. Lower Risk of Fire
Jet A-1 fuel requires a higher temperature in order to have it burst into flames. This is important because it essentially makes the fuel much safer to use than aviation gas. Because of the higher ignition temperature, there is a much greater margin for errors than with other jet fuels. Should the temperature level raise higher than it ought to, there will be more time for a flight crew to detect the error and reverse it before the fuel can burst into flames.
2. Allow Jets to be Cheaper to Operate
Jet A-1 fuel is highly efficient. This means that less fuel needs to be loaded into the jet for each individual flight, making the plane lighter and therefore require even less fuel. The fuel burns hot for a long time and is able to feed the engine all the power it needs. As a result, jets that utilize Jet A-1 fuel will be cheaper overall to operate.
3. Available All Over the World
Jet A-1 fuel is widely available all over the world, including in less developed countries. If your jet runs on fuel that is only available in more developed countries, then if you have to make a stop, there is less of a chance that the fuel that your plane needs will be available. This means that you will need to carry more fuel, which is expensive and will make it more difficult for your plane to be able to function efficiently. Switching to a more globally common fuel will allow you to carry less on a whole because, in the case of an emergency, you will be able to refuel pretty much anywhere.
4. Releases Fewer Toxins
Jet A-1 fuel, when it is used, will release less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This means that there are fewer environmental restrictions on fuel and it will be, in many different countries, taxed less heavily. This makes the fuel cheaper to obtain and will allow airlines to reduce their environmental footprint.
For more information about different types of jet fuels and how they affect your airline, consider speaking to a fuel provision company like McClelland Aviation Company, Inc.