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 →

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 →

M08 adds mogas

Posted on November 20th, 2013 by

BOLIVAR, Tenn. — Mogas has been added as a new product line at the Hardeman County Airport (M08) in west Tennessee, otherwise known as Whitehurst Field in Bolivar. Continue Reading →

Swift Fuels wins ASTM approval

Posted on November 18th, 2013 by

100SF, an unleaded fuel created as a replacement for 100LL, has received ASTM approval. Swift Fuels, the Indiana firm that has worked for years developing an unleaded alternative to 100LL, is ready to ramp up production of 100SF, CEO Chris... Continue Reading →

Our expert’s take on the future of fuel

Posted on November 17th, 2013 by

Every fall I help local farmers haul grain to the elevator. This year we had a very good harvest and the lines at the elevator were long. To pass the time, I brought along magazines from this summer to read... Continue Reading →

Avfuel establishes scholarship to honor longtime customer

Posted on October 31st, 2013 by

In celebration of long-time customer Jeff Baum of Wisconsin Aviation’s recent induction into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF), Avfuel Corp. has established the Jeff Baum Scholarship, which will be geared toward candidates interested in pursuing a career in... Continue Reading →

#NBAA13: Sheltair joins Avfuel FBO network

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by

LAS VEGAS — Sheltair has partnered with Avfuel FBO network, a global supplier of aviation fuel and services. As part of the Avfuel FBO Fuel Network, Sheltair customers will be able to receive AVTRIP rewards points and benefit from Avfuel’s... Continue Reading →

#NBAA13: World Fuel Services debuts Alliance Card

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by

LAS VEGAS — World Fuel Services, which provides contract fuel to the global business and general aviation industry, now offers the Alliance contract fuel card. Continue Reading →


$1 avgas experiment to end early

Posted on October 9th, 2013 by

SAN MARCOS, Texas — The $1 a gallon avgas experiment at Redbird Skyport at San Marcos Airport will end Oct. 15, not Oct. 31 as originally planned. That’s because demand for the discounted fuel far exceeded projections. Continue Reading →