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Aviation Fuel

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on research work being carried out on anti-mist in kerosene additive to aviation fuel in order to retard inflammability.

The full-scale crash demonstration of anti-misting kerosene, which took place in December 1984, revealed weaknesses in AMK's ability to suppress fire in the presence of a powerful, sustained ignition source—such as a hot engine. The Federal Aviation Administration of America recently held a fuel safety reseach conference to review all available options to reduce the risk of post-crash fire. The conference recommended that there should be a continued programme of research to define the conditions in which AMK is effective and to investigate the practical problems of its use. The FAA's response to the conference recommendations is expected in about three months.