Piper Cherokee Six

Piper Cherokee Six
These aircraft MUST use 100 Octane Low Lead fuel

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Inospec Specialist to Meet With Concerned Aviators About Avgas Options

Anchorage, AK (Jan.4, 2012)--A fuel additive specialist from England will meet with members of the Alaska aviation industry and concerned aircraft owners on Tuesday Jan. 10 at 4 p.m.at the Alaska Aviation Museum at Lake Hood.
    John Eason the Western Regional Performance and Marine Manager for Innospec will be in Anchorage for discussions about diesel fuel additives to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel but has acknowledged that will meet with Alaska aviators on Tuesday.
    Innospec is said to have additives that may offer an option for Alaska pilots and aircraft owners if and when the current 100 Low Lead Aviation fuel is discontinued.The Environmental Protection Agency is targeting 100 Low Lead for its lead content.
    According to the EPA on October 15, 2008, EPA substantially strengthened the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead, finding that serious health effects occur at much lower levels of lead in blood than previously identified. The EPA has studied airports and will submit its finding which could lead to the discontinuation of the 100 Low Lead fuel in the near future.

1 comment:

John Clark said...

Aviation fuel is used to power aircraft. It is generally of a higher quality than fuels used in less critical applications.... Australia and the USA oppose a worldwide levy on aviation fuel, but a number of other countries have expressed interest.