BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 27. Some of the world's largest aircraft manufacturing companies have confirmed the possibility of using synthetic GTL kerosene produced at the Uzbekistan GTL plant as a component for Jet A-1 aviation fuel, Trend reports via the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan.
On September 23, 2022, Boeing officially confirmed the possibility of using GTL kerosene produced at the Uzbekistan GTL plant as a blending component with traditional Jet A-1 aviation fuel produced at the country’s Bukhara oil refinery.
On September 25, French Airbus sent a similar confirmation, referring to the international standards ASTM 7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel), which regulates technical requirements in the field of aviation fuel.
On September 22, Swiss SGS company, which carries out independent examination, control, testing and certification, confirmed the compliance of the quality of GTL Jet A-1 semi-synthetic jet fuel produced at the Bukhara oil refinery with international standards, which allows it to be used as a fuel for aviation.
At the same time, the specialists of the GTL plant are working to obtain permission from international organizations in the field of aviation fuel for the direct use of GTL kerosene as an aviation fuel without the need to mix it with traditional fuel.
Annually, the Uzbekistan GTL plant has the ability to produce up to 500,000 tons of synthetic kerosene.