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UK MoD Aviation Fuels Committee Meeting 2017

21 March 2017 - 22 March 2017
09.00 - 17.00
London, UK
Grange City Hotel
8-14 Cooper's Row
London EC3N 2BQ
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This annual meeting returns in 2017 to provide those working in the aviation fuels sector with a comprehensive understanding of the latest aviation fuel specifications and standards.

This two-day meeting, which the Energy Institute is hosting on behalf of the Defence Strategic Fuels Authority, will provide updates on aviation fuel specifications, including those for aviation turbine fuel, Def Stan 91-091 and aviation gasoline, Def Stan 91-090. It will also include numerous presentations providing updates on all of the latest developments and issues that have an impact on aviation fuel specifications.

This meeting will provide you with the most comprehensive overview available anywhere worldwide in 2017.

This is an essential meeting for all aviation fuel stakeholders, including all airframe and engine OEMs, refiners, distribution companies and suppliers.



Tuesday 21 March 2017

Registration begins at 09.30, please be seated by 10.00

10.00 - Welcome and introduction
Meeting arrangements and HSE briefing - Chairman
Welcome notes and the DSFA - Andy Males 

10.20 - Jet Fuel specification development
Def Stan 91-091 proposals for Issue 10, Jet A-1 - Tina Gleaves 
ASTM fuel standards update (D7566 / D1655) - David Abdallah

11.00 - Refreshments and exhibition

11.20 - Operational and field issues
FAME – global update - Kevin Bower
FAME - US pipeline experience - Steve Howell
CRC charging study - Rob Midgley

12.20 - Lunch and exhibition

13.20 - Aviation gasoline and piston engines
Def Stan 91-090 AVGAS proposals for issue 5, AVGAS - Alisdair Clark
PAFI update - Mark Rumizen 

14.00 - Fuel quality
UK jet fuel survey - Garry Rickard

14.15 - Refreshments and exhibition

14.35 - Alternative/renewable fuels
D4054 Clearinghouse for alternative jet fuel - Mark Rumizen
Toward developing a generic annex - Cliff Moses
Generic hydrocarbon annex for ASTM D7566 - Chris Lewis
Co-processing - Alisdair Clark and Joe Sorena
Lanzatech ATJ - Michelle Kocal
H2020 Project JETSCREEN - Simon Blakey

16.35 - Close of day one
17.00 - Drinks reception and exhibition

Wednesday 22 March 2017

09.30 - Infrastructure
EI / JIG 1530 Update - Anja Heckert
Challenges of supply and implementation of 1530 in real world installations - Steve Anderson
Integrating fuel handling standards with fuel specifications - Rob Midgley
Energy Institute update - Anthony Kitson Smith

10.50 - Refreshments and exhibition

11.10 - Test method development
Filtration - Phil Rugen
Filtration performance - Matt Fielder
IP and ASTM Test Methods - Kevin Bower
Water seperability, Stanhope Seta WSI - Ian Mylrea

12.30 - Conference updates
IASH – Fuel specifications and the impact of distribution and new technologies - Pam Serino 
IATA - Michel Baljet

12.50 - Lunch and exhibition

13.50 - Thermal stability
Current thermal stability test methods; lack of precision - Kevin Bower
Issues in the US - George Wilson
JFTOT breakpoint and MDA use - David Abdallah
Investigation of poor thermal stability behaviour exhibited in US fuels - Steve Zabarnick

15.10 - Closing remarks

15.30 - Close of day two


Registration information


EI Member - £230+VAT
Non Member - £230+VAT

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently in the process of updating our online booking system. If you experience any issues when booking your place online, please contact Francesca Ferrari at e:, t: +44 (0)20 7467 7192.

Alternatively, please click here to download the booking form.


A limited number of bedrooms have been reserved at the Grange City Hotel on 20, 21, and 22 March for conference delegates.

The preferential room rates, which include breakfast are:

  • Superior rooms - £190 +VAT
  • Executive rooms - £229 +VAT

To book your accommodation at the Grange City Hotel, please call the hotel reservations team directly and quote the group reference code: CCT167705.

Contacts details to make bedroom bookings are:

e:, t: +44 (0)20 7863 3700.



Associated with this meeting will be a limited number of exhibition spaces and an evening reception (21 March). 

For more information, contact Luigi Fontana:

e:, t: +44 (0)20 7467 7182.


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