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October 2006
Aviation Week & Space Technology;10/9/2006, Vol. 165 Issue 14, p125
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The article reports the completion of the B-52 Stratofortress flight tests using a blend of synthetic and JP-8 fuels in a two-engine pod. The U.S. Air Force is moving slowly but surely toward the goal of certifying a synthetic kerosene. The outcome of the B-52 flight tests demonstrated that the blend is working, said Jerold C. Smith, chief engineer with the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. The next step will determine what it will take to fully qualify the blend.


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