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FAA Seeks Industry Ideas for Unleaded Aircraft Gas

BoeingPlaneThe Federal Aviation Administration wants the fuel industry to submit proposals for an unleaded replacement gasoline intended for general aviation aircraft by 2018, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Ashley Halsey writes the agency is looking to replace the 100 octane low-lead blend currently used on 167,000 non-commercial airplanes.

That formula is the last of its kind available locally, which utilizes tetraethyl lead to boost octane levels needed for aircraft with high-performance engines.

Halsey reports the White House’s 2014 budget includes $5.6 million funding to test unleaded aviation formulas at the FAA’s facility in Atlantic City.

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