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AVGASAviation Gasoline
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While Shell is a major player in aviation, it no longer refines any avgas in its own refineries in the U.S.
Signature provides self-serve AvGas at 14 locations within its North American network: Asheville, NC (AVL), Broomfield, CO (BJC), Frederick, MD (FDK), Greensboro, NC (GSO), Hilton Head, SC (HXD), Lafayette, LA (LFT), Rochester, MN (RST), Santa Barbara, CA (SBA), Santa Fe, NM (SFE), Trenton, NJ (TTN), West Palm Beach, FL (F45), Winston-Salem, NC, (INT), Waukegan, IL (UGN) and Williston, ND (ISN).
"Lycoming Engines commends Shell on launching its unleaded Avgas initiative," states Michael Kraft, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Lycoming Engines.
(15) Those numbers have been slipping over the years: In 1981 there were nearly 200,000 piston-engine aircraft, and they burned twice the avgas they do today.
regions that fail to meet clean air standards for airborne lead; all either contained or were near airports where leaded avgas is the norm.
The advantage of utilizing the unleaded gasoline is very important: the unleaded fuel is available also in little villages, so it's possible to fly everywhere you need to be without the restriction to refuel the helicopter with AVGAS. The aviation gasoline is quite expensive and available only in few airports.
A decline was recorded only in the sales of avgas, probably caused by a decline in air transport activities especially in the second half of that year.
The current widely available aviation gasoline (avgas) is 100LL, a 100-octane fuel containing relatively low amounts of tetraethyl lead, which is toxic to humans.
UL94 complies with avgas specification ASTM D7547 and is FAA approved for up to 65% of the US piston engine fleet.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 26, 2017-Swift Fuels praises Lycoming Engines for doubling oil change intervals for users of unleaded avgas
The new agreement will ultimately see LOTOS-Air BP Polska supply Jet-A1 and Avgas 100LL fuel to SZY, and provide fuelling operations for its customers.
For avgas users, discount card options are limited.