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Briefing August 2012 Issue

Briefing: August 2012

Wanna fill it without lead? How about sometime in the '20s?

Under the Unleaded Avgas Transition-Advanced Rulemaking Committee (ARC)’s recommendations, it will be at least 11 years before a suitable replacement (or replacements) for 100LL is approved. Total cost could reach $73 million with $60 million having to be approved by Congress. Despite the many pitfalls outlined in the report, the authors try to strike a hopeful tone: “We are in fact very encouraged that a satisfactory solution will be deployed in a timely manner and none of us will see our aircraft or our operations significantly compromised.”

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