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Water behaviour in aviation fuel under cold temperature conditions (WAFCOLT)


In response to the UK AAIB Safety recommendation 2009-031 - “It is recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency jointly conduct research into ice formation in aviation turbine fuels”, the WAFCOLT project has performed the review and analysis of existing data on water / ice presence in aviation turbine fuels followed by small-scale testing of a set of fuel samples to characterise the formation of ice crystals and their properties in generic environment(s) representative of atmospheric conditions encountered during long-haul flights.