Jet A is one of the most commonly used aviation turbine fuels. As part of our commitment to comprehensive fueling solutions, Foster Fuels’ Mission Critical division now offers Jet A fuel supply and delivery to the private sector and government clients within a 100-mile radius of our Brookneal, Virginia, headquarters. Contact us to arrange a delivery or request a quote.

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Since we opened our Jet Aviation division, Foster Fuels has safely delivered thousands of gallons of Jet A fuel. We have a dedicated fleet of terminal-ready delivery vehicles and one of the best-trained teams in the industry. Our aviation fueling experts are ACE certified via Shell Aviation and undergo additional training on fuel sample analysis multiple times per year.

Count on us to deliver a dry and clean product every time. We provide two-stage testing and inspections, first at the terminal and then again before transloading into the dispensing unit. We will meet and exceed quality standards for pleasure and commercial aviation, as well as spraying, ROW trimming, over-seeding, air ambulance, reconnaissance, and other helicopter services.

Contact us today to discover why we’re a leading Jet A fuel provider for Northern Virginia and the D.C. Metro area.


Jet A fuel is a kerosene-type fuel with a density of 6.71 lbs./gallon. It is white to straw-white in color, with an odor similar to kerosene. It is classified as a flammable liquid and has a U.S. DOT HazMat placard code of 1863.

Jet A fuel is heavily regulated to ensure safety standards. It requires daily sumping to test for the presence of particulate or water and to maintain the correct color and odor characteristics. To prevent freezing at high elevations, Jet A fuel suppliers will often blend it with fuel system icing inhibitors (FSII) such as Di-EGME or PRIST.


Due to the extensive refining process involved in its manufacture, a 42-gallon barrel of oil can produce only 4 gallons of jet fuel. Production requires distillation, then further processing and blending to remove acids, sulfurs, metals, and other impurities. Jet A fuel must meet quality standards for water and particulate content, specific gravity, color, odor, and other characteristics outlined in Defense Standard 91/91 and ASTM D-1655 specifications.

Worldwide, manufacturers produced over 575 million barrels of Jet A fuel in 2016. The majority of this was from crude oil sources, though a biofuel option has, as of 2011, been approved for commercial use and is currently gaining in popularity.

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