Piper testing Airworthy Autogas

Piper Aircraft announced today that they are working with Airworthy Autogas to test the company’s new aviation-grade mogas in its latest Lycoming-powered aircraft. As described in this press release issued today, “Piper Aircraft Inc. has completed flight tests of a Piper Archer powered by 93 octane premium unleaded automotive gasoline. Piper worked with Airworthy AutoGas LLC, Phoenix, Ariz., to prove the concept in a test flight regime conducted from the company’s Vero Beach manufacturing campus.”

As reported in General Aviation News on May 22nd, as an aviation-grade mogas,  Airworthy Autogas can be used in any one of the approximately 60,000 aircraft already issued a mogas STC from the EAA or Petersen Aviation as well as in most homebuilts, LSAs and ULs With many airports around the country eager to find a reliable supplier of mogas in order to lower the cost of flying and reduce our lead emissions, we’re sure to hear more from Airworthy Autogas this year.

Comments

  1. Kent Misegades says

    Note that Piper is only testing its latest aircraft. There is probably already an STC for your engine and aircraft, have you checked at Petersen Aviation? They do not cost much and in most cases require nothing more than a logbook entry and a few placards. Check your airplane logs – perhaps an STC has already been issued for your airplane. There are some 60,000 mogas STCs already out there in legacy aircraft.

    http://www.autofuelstc.com/approved_engines_airfames.phtml

  2. Brian says

    I am running a Lycoming O-320-E2D with high compression pistons (160 HP). I am looking forward to being able to by fuel for under $6, provided it is safe, reliable and will not damage my engine !

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