Avgas

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.

October 18, 2010 - 11:41am

Signature Flight Support, which operates more than 100 FBOs worldwide, has announced that it will assist corporate flight departments and charter operators in gaining access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. At Signature's booth (No.

August 27, 2010 - 5:35am

With the deadline for the comment period on the Environmental Protection Agency’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to phase out leaded avgas having just passed, many in the industry remain galvanized for possible effects of the proposed mandate.

August 19, 2010 - 1:05pm

A former business director of Innospec, the world’s only manufacturer of tetraethyl lead (TEL) used to boost octane in avgas, and a third-party agent for the company were charged with bribery by the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5. The SEC alleges that “David P.

July 5, 2010 - 9:02am

Centurion Aircraft Engines’ Centurion 2.0s is now available in Europe as an upgrade through a supplemental type certificate (STC), which covers installing the 155-hp engine on the Cessna 172F through -S models. EASA issued the STC to Centurion on May 21. The 2.0s provides 20 more horsepower than the original Centurion 2.0. It is Fadec-controlled to keep engine parameters within range and is operated through a single lever power control.

May 27, 2010 - 7:32am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication version of an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANRPM) on lead in avgas. The ANPRM signals the agency’s intent to investigate lead emissions from general aviation aircraft further under the regulatory processes of the Clean Air Act. This ANPRM is a first step in a process that might lead eventually to regulations concerning the use of lead as an additive in avgas.

May 11, 2010 - 11:56am

Chevron Global Aviation, which operates five oil refineries, “will withdraw from marketing Chevron- and Texaco-branded aviation fuels in 27 states [approximately 200 locations],” the company said in a statement issued last week.

April 30, 2010 - 7:31am

When the Senate passed an FAA reauthorization bill in late March, the general aviation community breathed a little easier. Like the companion legislation already passed in the House, it did not contain any user fees for GA.

February 2, 2010 - 6:38pm

Piper Aircraft’s entrant into the Light Sport Aviation (LSA) segment, the two-seat PiperSport, is parked in the static display here, its first venture outside of the U.S. in Piper colors. The U.S. manufacturer, which is making its Singapore Airshow debut, launched the aircraft last month.

October 19, 2009 - 6:56am

Shell Aviation (Booth No. 3259) is offering a new customer loyalty rewards program for purchasers of Shell-branded aviation gasoline and jet fuel at participating Shell Aviation FBOs around the country. The new Shell AeroClass program allows individuals or organizations to earn points based on fuel purchases, which can be redeemed for MasterCard gift cards.

 
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