Impact of Aviation Grade Ethanol on Maintenance and Service Intervals

The objective of this proposal is to study the impact of long term operational use of Aviation Grade Ethanol on aircraft maintenance and engine service intervals. To address this, a fresh engine will be installed in an airframe with, to the extent possible, new fuel system components. This aircraft will then be operated through a recommended time between overhaul (TBO) period fueled exclusively with Aviation Grade Ethanol. Service history will be compiled throughout this period of evaluation. While the engine and fuel system endurance is being studied, this aircraft will also be used to verify findings of the fuel efficiency and detonation testing currently being conducted at South Dakota State University.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Aviation Grants


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Project Managers:

    Bymes, Skip

  • Performing Organizations:

    South Dakota State University, Brookings

    Box 2201, AD 130
    Brookings, SD  United States  57007
  • Start Date: 20060802
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30169

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01478856
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 2006-G-010
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2013 1:01AM