WACO, Texas — Swift Fuels‘ UL94 unleaded avgas is now available at Texas Aero at the Waco Regional Airport (KACT).[Read more…]
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming – Avfuel will make sustainable aviation fuel available at Jackson Hole Airport (KJAC) Sept. 3-4, 2019.
For the event, Avfuel will supply 7,300 gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Jackson Hole Aviation to fuel airplanes flying in and out of the airfield during the demonstration days.[Read more…]
In my January column I wrote that not all 100 octane fuels are the same. Now it has been reported that the 100UL avgas program has been more or less put on hold. The reasons given were technical problems and the change in administrations in Washington.
This begs the questions: “Why did the program go on in the first place?” and “Why would big oil companies put so much money into a program that may not go anywhere?”[Read more…]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – Swift Fuels, Purdue University, and the Purdue Research Foundation have entered into a collaborative research agreement to develop and commercialize new fuel-related technologies.
Swift Fuels, based in the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, is best known for developing its high-performance unleaded aviation fuels.
The agreement calls for faculty and researchers at Purdue’s Davidson School of Chemical Engineering to work with Swift Fuels on these new fuels.[Read more…]
Marion County Regional Airport (KMAO) in South Carolina, a popular fueling stop for SUN ‘n FUN-bound pilots, reports a 100LL tank contamination problem that will not be solved in time for this year’s event in Lakeland, Florida, April 2-7, 2019.
An airport NOTAM warns pilots 100LL fuel will not be available until March 28. However, the county administrator and airport manager indicated in early March that a longer delay is expected. The problem is rust in the 10,000-gallon 100LL underground tank.
“We have about 1,400 gallons remaining in the tank and when it was monitored in February it was not blue like it should have been,” said airport manager Margaret Pittman. “It wasn’t water, it was rusty fuel.” [Read more…]
In the past few years, I have written a lot of columns about octane ratings. However, the questions I receive indicate there is still a lot of confusion as to what the ratings systems are and their relationship to each other.
Many people do not realize that the octane rating of a fuel is not a physical property of the fuel, like specific gravity or pour point. It is a performance perimeter that gives a rating for the fuel under very tightly controlled lab conditions.
How that fuel will perform in the real world under a variety of conditions is another matter. [Read more…]
A coalition of international aviation organizations will hold an event early next year designed to reaffirm the general aviation industry’s commitment to advancing the development and adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF).
“Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability,” scheduled for Jan. 17, 2019, at the Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California, will demonstrate that SAJF can become a mainstream, drop-in alternative for today’s general aviation aircraft, according to leaders of GA’s alphabet groups.
Jet fuel blended with SAJF will be available for use across the airport during the event, as aircraft owners fuel up and fly with the sustainable fuel. VNY’s four FBOs are participating in the initiative. [Read more…]
ST. PAUL, Minn. — South St. Paul Municipal Airport-Richard E. Fleming Field (KSGS) is now selling Swift Fuels unleaded UL94 aviation gasoline for its piston aircraft customers. [Read more…]
“GlobalAir.com works closely with FBOs across the country each year to provide aviators with this simple, yet powerful, resource,” company officials said.
Specials include large fuel discounts on 100LL and JetA, free overnight parking, and even FBOs with complimentary lunch and free cookies. [Read more…]