TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 46: Handbook for Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of Alternative Aviation Turbine Engine Fuels at Airports consists of the Alternative Fuel Investigation Tool (AFIT), a handbook on the use of AFIT, and a report on its development. AFIT is an analytical model designed to help airport operators and fuel suppliers evaluate the costs associated with introducing "drop-in" alternative turbine engine fuel at airports and the benefits as measured by reduced emissions.
AFIT, which is included in CD-ROM format with the print version of the report, takes into account options for using alternative fuel for other airside equipment, including diesel-powered ground support equipment.
The report also addresses characteristics of current fuel usage and distribution, and describes what is required to switch to alternatives.
The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB's website as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below.
Warning: This is a large file and may take some time to download using a high-speed connection.
CD-ROM Disclaimer - This software is offered as is, without warranty or promise of support of any kind either expressed or implied. Under no circumstance will the National Academy of Sciences or the Transportation Research Board (collectively "TRB') be liable for any loss or damage caused by the installation or operations of this product. TRB makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability or the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not in any case be liable for any consequential or special damages.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||2-4|
|Chapter 2 - Conducting a CostBenefit Analysis of Alternative Jet Fuel Use||5-9|
|Chapter 3 - Evaluating the Results of an Alternative Jet Fuel CostBenefit Analysis||10-11|
|Appendix A - CostBenefit Computations||12-12|
|Appendix B - Sources of Data||13-13|
|Appendix C - Glossary, Acronyms, and Abbreviations||14-14|
|Appendix D - Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions||15-16|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||18-18|