LOS ANGELES, CA – The Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) needed for spark-ignited piston engines in the General Aviation fleet to be used with unleaded fuel is now available for purchase!
General Aviation Modifications Inc. (GAMI) has officially begun selling supplemental type certificates (STCs) for its G100UL 100-octane unleaded avgas. – “GAMI is excited to announce the opening of its online G100UL STC store,” the company said. “All gasoline-powered airplanes and engines in the FAA’s type certificate database are covered by the STCs for G100UL, which is the first and only FAA-certified, totally lead-free, high-octane avgas.” GAMI Website here.
The Goal: GAMI says it is looking to have the fuel available in California by mid-2023.
Background: The aviation industry has been desirous of unleaded fuel for many decades. 100LL itself was introduced over 50 years ago and has been the only fuel in the country for piston-powered aircraft that could assure safe operation for those needing that octane rating. The FAA and the Aviation Industry can now celebrate the now-achievable scientific result. Fuel distribution, the next challenge, is already being addressed.
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