WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a letter to the leadership of the New Jersey State Senate and General Assembly, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks asked state lawmakers to oppose a proposed increase in state aviation fuel taxes, stating the proposal “will likely not have the intended effect of raising revenue, but rather reduce investment and good paying jobs in New Jersey.” [Read more…]
HOUSTON – Phillips 66 Aviation has expanded its contract fuel program, Partners-Into-Plane, to allow corporate and charter flight operators (Part 91 and 135) to participate in the program.
Phillips 66 Aviation’s Partners-Into-Plane Program is in its 40th year offering contract fuel. The program does not require fuel releases or contract fuel cards for processing, which streamlines the process, allowing flights to be ready for takeoff faster, according to company officials.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of its ongoing efforts to develop an unleaded fuel for general aviation airplanes, the FAA has selected two unleaded fuels for further testing. [Read more…]
The FAA has released some details and photos as the first phase of testing draws to a close of four fuels designed to be a replacement for 100LL.
According to a report at AOPA.org, test rigs have been heated and cooled to extreme temperatures, fuel samples have been run through specially designed rigs replicating aircraft fuel systems on a bench, and ignition temperatures have been carefully measured, to name just a few of the tests designed to winnow down the candidate fuels that will be put through the second, and final, phase of testing that will begin in 2016.
That phase, which will include real-world testing in a variety of aircraft, is scheduled to conclude in 2018.