SULPHUR - Reduction of sulphur limits in aviation fuel standards


The objective of the work was to investigate the reduction of sulphur limits in aviation fuel by assessing and where possible quantifying the impact in various areas.

These investigations covered global and local environmental effects including the impact upon human mortality; the effect of a reduction in specification limits on global fuel production; the effect of low sulphur fuel on aircraft gas turbine engines and aircraft fuel systems; the operational effects of aircraft; and a comparison with fuel sulphur reduction in other transport sectors.