FAA receives unleaded fuels proposals

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA reports it has received 10 replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), an... Continue Reading →

24-hour fuel service now available at Alaska’s McGrath Airport

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

Crowley’s Alaska fuel sales and distribution group has unveiled McGrath Airport’s first aviation fuel card lock system, offering pilots the convenience of 24-hour refueling services at one of the region’s busiest airfields. Continue Reading →

US House Committee fuels future of unleaded avgas

Posted on May 26th, 2014 by

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee last week approved funding to support continued research into the transition to unleaded avgas for piston-engine aircraft. Continue Reading →

Environmental groups want early release of EPA report on 100LL

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by

Less than one month after a U.S. District Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must have sufficient time to prepare a report on the public health effects of lead emissions from general aviation (GA) aircraft, environmental groups have... Continue Reading →

Environmental groups file yet another anti-avgas petition

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three environmental groups filed a petition April 22 asking the Environmental Protection Agency to take action against the continued use of leaded aviation gasoline. Continue Reading →

100LL now available at MKBS

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by

100LL is now available at Ian Fleming International Airport (MKBS), Jamaica’s newest jetport, located in Boscobel. Continue Reading →

ASIG acquires Skytanking USA assets

Posted on March 8th, 2014 by

ASIG, a BBA Aviation company, has agreed to acquire the assets of Skytanking USA, an independent provider of aviation fuel services. Continue Reading →

GA groups request funding for avgas transition

Posted on December 26th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and four other groups representing general aviation have written to House and Senate subcommittee leaders to request continued, full funding for a government-industry effort to qualify and certify the safety of... Continue Reading →

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Shell unveils lead-free avgas

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by

Shell revealed today that it has developed a lead-free replacement for 100LL. The lead-free formulation, which comes after 10 years of “exhaustive R&D, as well as successful initial testing” by two OEMs, will now begin a strict regulatory approvals process,... Continue Reading →

Avgas ‘lifeblood’ of GA, AOPA officials tell caucus

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by

Avgas is the lifeblood of general aviation and must remain available while the industry develops a safe, affordable alternative, officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) told members of the Senate General Aviation Caucus during a Nov. 21... Continue Reading →