The Future of Sustainable Aviation Gasoline Fuel: Article by Curt Castagna

February 16, 2022

Identifying, testing and authorizing a fleet-wide unleaded avgas solution remains a difficult challenge, but one that the aviation industry is committed to meeting. While it might seem politically expedient to fast-track the process of testing and adopting a new environmentally friendly aviation fuel, it is unwise to place short-term gain above the long-term safety and economic health of the general aviation industry.

The commitment of aviation industry associations, aircraft and engine manufacturers, fuel producers and federal agencies to address concerns about lead emissions from piston aircraft remains clear. Regardless of the amount of time and effort it may take to achieve, there must be a smooth and safe transition to deploying a new high-octane, unleaded fuel that allows all general aviation aircraft to continue to fly safely and efficiently.

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