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Avgas Replacement Testing Detailed

Posted on March 31st, 2016

Fuels formulated to serve the general aviation piston fleet of the future are being put through a battery of tests in laboratories, and the FAA has released images and details as the first phase of the process draws to a close.

Test rigs have been heated and cooled to extreme temperatures, fuel samples have been run through specially designed rigs replicating aircraft fuel systems on a bench, and ignition temperatures have been carefully measured, to name but a few of the tests designed to winnow down the candidate fuels that will be put through the second, and final, phase of testing that will begin in 2016. That phase, which will include real-world testing in a variety of aircraft, is scheduled to conclude in 2018.

 

The full text of the article, as originally published by AOPA, can be found by clicking here.

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