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Up to $124.8M to Air BP for Aviation Turbine Fuel

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Air BP tanker(click to view larger) Air BP in Warrenville, IL won a maximum $124.8 million fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for aviation turbine fuel. Aviation turbine fuel is used for powering jet and turbo-prop engined aircraft. There are currently two main grades of turbine fuel in use in civil commercial aviation: Jet A-1 and Jet A, both are kerosene type fuels. There is another grade of jet fuel, Jet B, which is a wide cut kerosene (a blend of gasoline and kerosene). The military equivalent of Jet A-1 and Jet A fuel is JP-8, which also includes corrosion inhibitors and anti-icing additives. The military equivalent of Jet B is JP-4, with the same additions as JP-8… According to, aircraft fuels can be classified into 4 types: * Avgas is a petroleum distillate with an approximate boiling range of 95°-330°F. Gasoline type fuels are not used to any large extent in aircraft turbojet and turboprop engines because of poor lubricating properties as compared to kerosene type fuels and because of lead additives that have an adverse effect on aircraft turbine engines. * Wide cut type (JP-4 and Jet B) fuels are mixtures of gasoline and kerosene […]

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