Bay Area FBO Adds Unleaded Avgas

 - March 13, 2023, 10:58 AM
APP Jet Center Hayward will now offer Swifl Fuels UL94 avgas to its piston-engine customers. (Photo: APP Jet Center)

APP Jet Center, one of two service providers at San Francisco Bay-area Hayward Executive Airport (KHWD), is now stocking UL94 unleaded aviation gasoline. The FBO will also continue to offer 100LL avgas.

In February 2022, the FAA announced a government-industry initiative known as Eagle (Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions) calling for the elimination of leaded aviation fuel by the end of 2030 without impacting the safe operation of the piston aircraft fleet. UL94 does not contain the fuel additive tetraethyl lead, which, according to the FAA, is responsible for 350 tons of lead emissions into the atmosphere every year. UL94 is produced by Indiana company Swift Fuels, which has been increasing the availability of the fuel across the country.

“With the current excitement over unleaded avgas, we are pleased to offer aviators a more environmentally friendly option for fueling their aircraft, furthering our commitment to leading aviation down the greenest path available,” said APP Jet Center CEO Dan Harrow.