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Posted on: October 5, 2023

RMMA/Jefferson County announce accelerated transition to unleaded fuel


On October 4, RMMA and Jefferson County announced the start of an accelerated transition to unleaded aviation gasoline.  RMMA recently purchased a fuel truck dedicated to unleaded avgas, and is in the process of procuring a 12,000 gallon fuel tank that will allow the purchase of UL94 in cost-competitive quantities.  The airport anticipates being able to offer UL94 in 2024, prior to a transition to UL100 when it is offered in wholesale quantities.  Swift's UL94 is FAA-approved and compatible with approximately two-thirds of the existing general aviation fleet.  UL100 is compatible with the entire general aviation fleet and is anticipated to be widely available prior to 2030.

This accelerated transition will see the airport offering unleaded aviation gasoline well in advance of the FAA's 2030 target date for the full elimination of leaded gas.  

Click here more information on aviation gasoline and RMMA's accelerated transition.    

Click here for a timeline of the proposed transition to unleaded fuel.  

Click here for more information about aircraft operations and noise.

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