Avgas

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.

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.

 
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