The Ins and Outs of Fuel Boost Pumps

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Abendkleider u-ausschnitt When pondering which fuel pump you should be using, numerous factors should play into your decision making process. Areas of concern should include: safety, replacement times, trustworthiness of the brand, new or exchange, and a few other criteria.

Robe évasée feutre Our goal is to help you decipher this decision making process as well as providing you a couple of solid choices that will help you out. Let’s get started.

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CJ Aviation Fuel Pumps

CJ Aviation offers great choices for fuel pumps. They are FAA/PMA-approved which means you are receiving a safe, reliable product. CJ Aviation pumps are an approved replacement for the Dukes pumps and offer new exchange and overhauled exchange fuel pumps, covering most aircraft needs. Purchasing a superior product from CJ Aviation has numerous benefits which are detailed below.

Blog_AEROInc_ManVsPlane_2015_09Sept_Article21_Body_CJAPumpChoices_FinalThese FAA/PMA- approved new exchange fuel pumps are direct replacements for Dukes with no service bulletins. This is a great asset when looking to purchase a new fuel pump.

A few other great features on their newly redesigned pumps include:

  • Redesigned permanent magnet motor
  • Tighter tolerance
  • Newer style vanes
  • All metal relief valve
  • 2-year warranty

Blog_AEROInc_ManVsPlane_2015_09Sept_Article21_Body_CJAPumpsFeatures_FinalThe overhauled exchange fuel pumps include a new motor and new internal pump parts.

CJ Aviation’s expertise in fuel pumps, along with a great staff, is what has kept them in business for over 20 years and why they are amongst our top suggestions for fuel pumps.

To find more information on CJ aviation application click here.

Weldon Pumps

Weldon Aerospace is a trustworthy company who has proven itself in the aviation industry and has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing quality fuel pumps since 1942. Weldon pumps are ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C registered as well as PAH-FAA.


The most widely used pump from Weldon is the 18000 Series. Current applications include emergency fuel boost, priming injected engines, and primary fuel pump.

This fuel pump has a rated flow range of 23.5 to 118 GPH, rated pressure of 5 to 40 PSI. and a temperature range of -65°F to 185°F. Current fluids include aviation gasoline, jet fuels, and JP-8.

This specific fuel pump includes numerous special features:

  • Slung vane
  • Self-priming
  • High suction lift
  • Integral pressure relief valve
  • Built-in bypass valve
  • Permanent magnet motor
  • 2.7 lbs.


Also, A.E.R.O. offers the complete line of Weldon fuel pumps which can be found here.

Fuel pumps are no small investment so when attempting to choose the correct one for your aircraft, being well informed is key. Take these recommendations and compare them with other brands you are considering and decide which option most closely fits your needs.

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