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Aviation stakeholder groups submit comments to EPA’s proposed endangerment finding



A coalition of seven aviation stakeholder organizations has formally submitted comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed endangerment finding of lead in aviation gasoline (avgas).

The coalition reaffirmed its support for removing lead from avgas through a safe and smart transition.

In its comments, the coalition emphasized that it is in the public interest to eliminate lead from avgas and outlined industry’s continued work on an unleaded replacement that meets the safety performance needs of the US fleet of piston aircraft as well as FAA regulatory requirements.

Ongoing development and deployment of potential safe and market-viable high-octane unleaded replacement fuels are making headway and are strongly supported by a collaborative industry-government initiative.

The comments highlight the progress of the four current developers working towards possible high-octane replacement fuels, which include one that has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its unleaded fuel.

The comments also underscore that aviation safety depends on an orderly, nationally synchronized transition to unleaded avgas, while emphasizing how the premature removal of an essential fuel that many aircraft require for safe operation would compromise the safety, efficiency and economic viability of the US general aviation industry and transportation infrastructure.

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BlueSky Business Aviation News | 19th January 2023 | Issue #685


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