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Cessna 182 crosses country on biofuel

Article | Apr 27, 2016

A Rhode Island science teacher has flown across the nation and back again using already approved plant seed oil mixed with Jet-A to demonstrate renewable fuels.

Five jet biofuels now approved, FAA says

Article | Apr 14, 2016

Five bio-based jet fuels have been authorized for use for air travel, now that the FAA has announced approval of another renewable fuel.

FAA announces unleaded fuel finalists

Advocacy | Mar 29, 2016

The FAA has selected two unleaded fuels to move to the next phase of testing for use in general aviation aircraft.

Avgas replacement testing detailed

Advocacy | Dec 02, 2015

The FAA has released photos and details of the laboratory tests of new fuels vying to replace avgas.

Progress steady on avgas replacement search

Advocacy | Sep 21, 2015

One year after four fuels were selected for testing as potential replacements for leaded avgas, progress remains steady and the first phase of testing should be completed on schedule in late 2015.

Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Article | Jul 23, 2015

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Hunt for avgas replacement on target

Advocacy | Jul 16, 2015

The hunt for an unleaded replacement for avgas is continuing on target, members of the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative Steering Group said following a three-day meeting to evaluate progress.

House passes transportation appropriations bill

Advocacy | Jun 10, 2015

A major transportation funding bill passes the House while an AOPA-opposed amendment to limit operations at Bob Hope Airport in California is defeated.