Swift Fuels and Avfuel have developed a “framework agreement to serve as a template allowing equitable distribution processes” among the major avgas distributors for Swift 94 MON Avgas, and any future avgas replacements, Swift officials said.
According to company officials, the model follows three basic principles:
- Equitable and competitive pricing;
- Product access for all major branded wholesale suppliers; and
- Fair allocation during shortages and peak demands.
“Swift Fuels appreciates the passion, foresight and objectivity of the team at Avfuel to help us craft an equitable process considering the market dynamics of the top North American avgas distributors, thereby allowing our unleaded fuel to be deployed safely, fairly and cost-effectively,” said Chris D’Acosta, CEO of Swift Fuels. “We believe this will help streamline our supply-chain planning and execution leading to the availability of more Swift unleaded avgas to strategic markets in the months ahead.”
“This model is the best way to assure maximum demand for the product, which will provide the most competitive price and greatest availability, resulting in a positive outcome for the industry,” said Marci Ammerman, Avfuel’s vice president of marketing.
Established in 2005, Swift Fuels develops high-performance unleaded aviation fuels. This includes UL102 — an “all-hydrocarbon” unleaded 102 Motor octane aviation gasoline that meets ASTM D7719, and the commercial deployment of UL94 — a 94 motor octane aviation gasoline that meets ASTM D7547.
The company’s focus now includes advancing efforts to finalize the FAA’s certification of UL102 by the FAA’s Piston Aviation Fuel Initiative (PAFI) for use in all airplanes currently fueled by 100LL.