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What are the fuels used in jet propulsion?

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There are many differnt kinds of aviation fuel. Jet planes and Turboprop engines need jet fuel, or Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), which are called Jet A and Jet A -1 (kerosene type) and Jet B (naphtha type). It's a bit like deisel. Some planes will run on gasolene. AvGas, or aviation gasoline, is the fuel of choice. 

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