Assessment of alternative aircraft fuels
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Assessment of alternative aircraft fuels proceedings of a conference held at NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, November 2-3, 1983.

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Airplanes -- Fuel -- Congresses.

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Includes bibliographies.

SeriesNASA conference publication ;, 2307
ContributionsLewis Research Center.
LC ClassificationsTL704.7 .A85 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 191 p. :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3000097M
LC Control Number84602598

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