Liquefied natural gas aircraft: a life cycle costing perspective

Lim, E and Bil, C 2014, 'Liquefied natural gas aircraft: a life cycle costing perspective', in Robert Braun, John Evans, James Shields, Tom Shih, David Throckmorton (ed.) Proceedings of the 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014, National Harbor, Maryland, United States, 13-17 January 2014, pp. 1-9.


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Title Liquefied natural gas aircraft: a life cycle costing perspective
Author(s) Lim, E
Bil, C
Year 2014
Conference name 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Conference location National Harbor, Maryland, United States
Conference dates 13-17 January 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014
Editor(s) Robert Braun, John Evans, James Shields, Tom Shih, David Throckmorton
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Place of publication Reston, VA, United States
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Abstract Motivated by concerns over rising costs of Jet-A fuel and the current limitations of 'drop in' fuel substitutes, it is proposed that the biomethane (or Bio-LNG) provides a promising sustainable aviation fuel alternative. Following consideraiton of aircraft configuration alternatives and performance issues, a concemptual design is presented where cryogenic methan is stored in both an insulated wing-box and under-wing pods. It is concluded that the weight penalty of such a cryogenic fuel system would be relatively modest, hence the range and payload capability of existing Jet-A aircraft can be matched. This paper presents the results of a Life Cycle Costing (LCC) study on operation LNG-based aircraft.
Subjects Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems
Transport Engineering
Keyword(s) Aircraft
Conceptual design
Cryogenics
Life cycle
Methane Aircraft configurations
Cryogenic fuels
Current limitation
Fuel substitutes
Life cycle costing
Payload capabilities
Performance issues
Weight penalty Engineering main heading: Liquefied natural gas
DOI - identifier 10.2514/6.2014-0182
Copyright notice © 2014 American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics ( AIAA )
ISBN 9781624102561
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