Industry News

November 2013 Issue

Airworthy Autogas: Will Mogas Fly This Time?

By blending mogas to meet Lycoming’s SI 1070, Airworthy hopes to overcome bias against car gas and carve out a significant market.

The notion that ordinary automotive pump gas can be a cheaper alternative to increasingly expensive avgas has had a rough time of it. Mogas gained traction during the 1980s and saw wide enough distribution to be a player, but a shrinking price Delta against avgas, a cold shoulder from the engine manufacturers and a rising flood of ethanol has stunted the mogas movement.

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