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.
A summer job working the line at the local airport can be a great thing for an aspiring pilot, but perhaps not for the airplanes.
One of my first real jobs was pumping car gas, back in the days when drivers didn’t do it themselves. I was what we would call today a service station attendant. I had just started taking flying lessons, too, so I was in the right place at the right time when one of the line boys at the local airport quit for one reason or another.
With my vast six months or so of gas-pumping experience and the strong recommendation from a neighborhood friend who worked the afternoon shift, I got the job and maybe 30 minutes of training, most of which involved servicing the two fuel trucks.
Yes, in addition to getting up close and personal with all kinds of airplanes, the job came with heavy equipment. What more could a teenager want? [Read more…]
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…]
In my last column, I did an update on the status of the 100 motor octane unleaded fuel programs by the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI) steering group members, as presented at Oshkosh. In this column I would like to talk about my visit with George Braly from General Aviation Modifications Inc. (GAMI) about the company’s unleaded avgas development, which is not part of the PAFI program. [Read more…]