Avgas

August 23, 2011 - 6:05am

For one brief warm summer week at the end of July, the aviation world largely put aside its commiserations about the sad state of the general aviation industry and celebrated creative new designs, fabulously restored antiques, innovative electronics, talented designers, pilots and builders and everything aeronautical. From honoring the U.S.

July 27, 2011 - 10:40am

A coalition of FBOs and fuel distributors who sell leaded avgas in California has filed a lawsuit against the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and the state’s Attorney General in response to a planned lawsuit announced in May over the sale and use of leaded aviation gasoline.

July 21, 2011 - 10:30am

Responding to the threat of a citizen’s enforcement action by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) over leaded avgas, a coalition of affected businesses has filed a lawsuit against the CEH and the attorney general of the state of California. The enforcement action is a move allowed by California’s Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

June 20, 2011 - 6:15am

The Big Frog racer is getting attention for more than just its tongue-in-cheek patriotic name. The French aircraft is the first carbon-fiber race plane to run on a diesel engine powered purely by jet-A fuel. And it is turning heads here at the Le Bourget show.

May 30, 2011 - 11:25am

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) sent a notice of violation to oil companies and fuel supplier Avfuel, as well as to more than two dozen companies at 25 California airports, notifying them that they have been violating the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65).

May 12, 2011 - 11:10am

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) warned dozens of companies at 25 California airports as well as oil companies about violations of the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65).

April 28, 2011 - 8:35am

Construction has begun on the new Maverick Air Center, which is expected to open on the west side of Joe Foss Field/Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) by the end of the summer. Last October, the airport authority approved $1.6 million to build 12,000 sq ft of hangar space, 5,000 sq ft of office space and parking for the new facility. A fuel farm with capacity for 40,000 gallons of jet-A and 12,000 gallons 100LL avgas is also planned.

April 5, 2011 - 10:07am

While it may seem to many like the movie “Groundhog Day,” the House of Representatives passed yet another version of FAA reauthorization on Friday, sending the measure to a House-Senate conference committee to meld it into the Senate FAA reauthorization bill passed in February. But the two pieces of legislation vary significantly, raising uncertainties about reaching a compromise.

March 1, 2011 - 3:30am

There are varying perspectives on whether general aviation (GA) is declining or poised for a renaissance generated by new interest in light sport aircraft (LSA) and avionics technology. When attending the annual EAA AirVenture extravaganza in Oshkosh, Wis., for example, it is always interesting to see the contrast between those who complain about the cost of flying and those who embrace every new development.

December 2, 2010 - 10:47am

The FAA issued a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) that outlines guidance and best practices for Parts 91, 133 and 137 operators that conduct fueling or chemical loading with the engines running–hot fueling or loading.

 
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