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Baere Aerospace Consulting, Inc.

Solving challenges involving fuels and lubricants on aerospace systems

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Welcome to Baere!
This is where your fuel and lubricant solutions begin.

Baere is a woman-owned business certified in the state of Indiana, formed to fill a niche market in aerospace material management, specifically fuels, lubricants, adhesives, paints, and other organic coatings and seals.
Research on aerospace fuels and lubricants continues at unprecedented rates.   New fuels from bio-renewable sources, cleaner burning synthetic fuels, and opportunities away from foreign crude oil provides opportunities.   It also raises questions -on the impacts of use, -on deployment, -on specifications and certifications.


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Baere Participates in Semester ASTM Meetings
June saw Baere representatives winging their way down to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to participate in the semester meetings of the ASTM D2 Petroleum Meetings, specifically the aviation fuels.
Activities included updates on specification working group activities, one of which is the working group for ASTM D7826, the guidance on preparing data for a research report for aviation gasolines and aviation gasoline additives.  Fondly referred to as "Melanie's Document" due to its long title, Baere representatives continue to lead the group in improving and focusing the content.  "This is a group effort, I have a great team helping me.  There is no way I could do this alone." says chairperson Melanie Thom, Baere's senior staff chemist.  "Melanie's leadership has been instrumental in moving this document forward.  The industry needs something like this and it was not likely to happen without her efforts." said one of the participants.
Formed in 4Q 2009, the effort has experienced just about every nuance that participation in ASTM has to offer.  Says Ms. Thom "I have learned a lot about how the organization works and am endlessly impressed with their efforts and staff.  While it may be hard to get a specification on the books, and it should be, once it is there you can have faith that a lot of thought went into it before it was published."
Members of this any another industry are strongly encouraged to check out ASTM if they have not done so.  Or even if they are familiar, consider participating.

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Baere Aerospace Consulting, Inc.
Phone number (765) 743-9812
Fax number (765) 746-3542
80 N. Sharon Chapel Rd.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
   What has Baere done recently?
   Our personnel have provided support on:
  • Awarded a five year contract to support the FAA PAFI Unleaded Fuel Study by preparing the material compatibility requirements and overseeing the testing
  • Partnering with a local university to develop carb ice studies for use with new aviation gasoline replacements
  • Participation on the ASTM F44 committee developing documents for FAR Part 23
  • Converting municipal waste in Indiana to liquid fuels and power
    Chair of ASTM Task Force to develop an approval process for new aviation gasolines
  • Alternative fuels for aviation - bio-derived and synthetic
  • Education and support on engineering design
  • Education seminars on using fuels and lubricants on fielded equipment
  • Fuel additive reviews
  • Project management - from facilitation to upper level management


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