Completion of unleaded avgas testing pushed up another year

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) […]

Unleaded avgas: A hot button issue

In a previous column, CYA, the FAA and the new unleaded avgas,  I discussed the problems the FAA may have with the new proposed unleaded 100 octane avgas. In addition to the lower octane characteristics of the avgas, one of the big concerns is exhaust valve recession. I received a number of responses to the […]

KRPJ now offers Swift Fuels

Rochelle Municipal Airport-Koritz Field (KRPJ) has become the first general aviation airport in Illinois to sell Swift Fuel’s unleaded UL94 aviation gasoline for its piston aircraft customers. “With a solid portion of the traffic at the airport being piston-engine aircraft, we were not only seeking a cleaner, more environmentally-friendly alternative to 100LL, we also needed […]

Signature buys self-service fuel facility at KSBA

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 […]