As the supply of aviation fuel and other energy sources fails to sufficiently meet demands, many aerospace companies are facing an energy exigency. However, some aircraft manufacturers like Textron Aviation Inc. are working hard to find the best environment-friendly solutions for their piston aircraft.
The Wichita-based aircraft manufacturing corporation has recently announced that many of its piston-engine planes are now approved utilizing more environment-friendly aviation gasoline called Avgas. For those who don’t know, it is a specialized fuel used to power small airplanes like piston engine aircraft.
Unlike aviation gasoline – a compound mixture of hydrocarbons that vary extensively in their physical and chemical properties, the avgas properties are properly balanced to give reliable and safe engine performance over all-inclusive piston aircraft operating conditions. It eliminates the use of TEL in aviation gasoline.