Not only are jet fuel prices hitting a record-high spike, but April 2022 was the first time that Jet-A prices surpassed 100LL prices, according to a new analysis from GlobalAir.com. Plus, where’s the cheapest 100LL in the nation? The most expensive?
The Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative calls for an industry and government partnership “to expand and accelerate the actions and policies necessary for a viable high-octane unleaded replacement for the current 100 octane low-lead aviation gasoline (100LL), without compromising the existing U.S. transportation infrastructure system, aviation safety and the economic and broader public benefits of general aviation.”
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA reviews information on air pollutants and sources of air pollution to determine whether they threaten human health or welfare. This is referred to as an “endangerment finding.” EPA officials said in a Jan. 12, 2022, announcement that the plan is to issue a proposed endangerment finding for piston-engine aircraft that run on leaded fuel in 2022 for public review and comment.
As of Aug. 30, 2021, the general aviation industry is left standing in the leaded fuel version of musical chairs.
A new FAA video gives a very quick overview of the search for unleaded fuel.
The FAA issued an update June 4, 2018, on its evaluation of unleaded fuels for general aviation, noting the completion of the testing is now expected in late 2019. According to agency officials, Phase Two of the testing continues, reaching the two-and-a-half year mark since the two finalists in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI) […]
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Signature Flight Support has purchased the only self-service 100LL facility at the Santa Barbara Airport (KSBA). The facility, expected to be available to customers in the coming weeks, will offer general aviation pilots the option to refuel their own aircraft. Self-service customers receive complimentary parking on Signature’s transient ramp for the […]
Oregon Senate Bill 115 and House Bill 2109 exist to “Prohibit selling, dispensing or using aviation fuel that contains lead or lead compounds after Jan. 1, 2022.” Both bills were introduced on Jan. 9, 2017. HB2109 was referred to the Transportation Policy committee and a public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 22, 2017. SB115 was referred to the […]
Yes, I know that headline is a tad cliche, but it’s true. We need each other… more than ever. In order to survive we need pilots, aircraft, fuel and airports. To thrive, we must add pilots, produce state-of-the-art aircraft, have a steady supply of fuel, and a healthy network of airports of all sizes. There’s […]