Avgas

February 2, 2012 - 3:25pm

A House and Senate conference committee compromised late Tuesday on a four-year FAA reauthorization bill that could reach a floor vote in both chambers as early as next week, beating yet another extension deadline set for February 17. The agency has been operating under short-term extensions since the last long-term multi-year reauthorization expired in late 2007. General aviation associations said they are studying the 375-page bill, which would fund the FAA through Fiscal Year 2015 at a total cost of $63 billion.

December 6, 2011 - 4:11pm

In a letter to DOT general counsel Robert Rivkin, NATA president and CEO James Coyne asked for federal intervention in a lawsuit filed by San Francisco-based Center for Environmental Health.

December 1, 2011 - 5:55am

The battle over leaded avgas in California took a turn against a coalition of associations representing users, distributors and producers of avgas on October 19 when a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the coalition in an attempt to halt legal action against

October 4, 2011 - 3:40pm

After hearing arguments for more than two hours yesterday, a California Federal Judge has postponed until next week any preliminary rulings on a legal actions barring the sale of avgas in the state.

October 4, 2011 - 3:40pm

After hearing arguments for more than two hours yesterday, a California Federal Judge has postponed until next week any preliminary rulings on a legal actions barring the sale of avgas in the state.

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).

 
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