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June 22, 2007
Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) took the lead on educating his colleagues on the House Science and Technology Committee about the need to research alternatives to leaded avgas. Colorado Rep. Mark Udall is sponsoring a bill that would also contain research and development provisions to continue engine research, in coordination with NASA, which has the goal of enabling existing general aviation aircraft to operate with unleaded aviation fuel. "That is a provision that Mr. Lipinski has been very interested in too, and I want to thank him for his efforts on behalf of it," Udall said.
June 22, 2007
Aircraft Power and Fuel
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
An Indiana company has secured ASTM approval for a high-octane and unleaded formula that could replace 100 LL.
A small team is aiming to soar to the far reaches of the stratosphere in a specially designed glider that will transport its pilots to a desperately lonely place.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.