AVGAS


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avgas

[′av‚gas]
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AVGAS

Aviation gasoline—a fuel used for piston engines. The fuel grade is indicated by two numbers. The first number gives the knock rating for weak-mixture conditions, and the second figure is for rich-mixture conditions. Presently, only two grades of fuel are generally available—100/130 and 115/145.
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21) The potential exists for lead from avgas to contaminate water bodies and enter fish tissue, and low-flying piston-engine crop dusters may deposit it directly onto food crops or livestock.
According to FoE, 70 percent of small planes could already be using unleaded avgas with no retrofitting needed.
Table - 2 BBM (oil fuels) consumption in Indonesia by types, 1996 - 1999 (000 kiloliters) Type of oil fuel 1996 1997 1998 1999(*) - Avgas 8.
What's much more likely is the wrong truck or pump gets used, adding jet fuel to an avgas tank.
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Swift Fuels, LLC has expanded commercial sales of its unleaded UL94 MON Avgas aviation gasoline across the nation in readiness for AirVenture 2016, the company said.
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But odor alone won't help determine if there's Jet A in your avgas.
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Pilots requiring Avgas fuel at Goodwood Aerodrome now have the option to serve themselves through Air BP's first UK self-serve payment system.
The Safran-made 227-hp SMA engine is expected to use up to 40 percent less fuel than a comparable avgas engine, according to Cessna, burning 11 gallons per hour at 156 knots.