In AVweb’s recent article on the acquisition of Thielert by AVIC, the parent company of Continental Motors, Rhett Ross, CEO of Continental, expressed the reality that your bloggers have reported on for the past several years: ” … Continental said it wanted multiple solutions to accommodate both a global market and a U.S. market that steadfastly refuses to decide on fuel preferences in a world market that already has: Jet A and mogas.”
While we would be the last to predict the sudden end of avgas or the probability of an affordable, drop-in, lead-free replacement for it, the impact of rising avgas prices has been addressed in most countries with multiple free-market solutions, as described in this article from April on the latest engines seen at Germany’s AERO Friedrichshafen.
It is refreshing to see a CEO like Rhett Ross of a leading aircraft engine manufacturer express agreement with your bloggers.
Flash: In news from AirVenture 2013, the RedHawk 101, a Cessna 172 Skyhawk powered by a Centurion Jet-A burning diesel, was debuted. The trend towards a Mogas + Jet-A fuel mix for the future of General Aviation has clearly reached the U.S.