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February 2014 Issue

Shell’s Unleaded Avgas: A Major Weighs In

The company predicts a two- to three-year approval cycle for a fuel it says has been under development for a decade.

While the long-awaited unleaded replacement for 100LL might not quite be ready for the fuel farm, as of early December 2013, it looked to be at least hovering over the horizon. Shell surprised the industry with a late-in-the-year announcement that it has developed an unleaded 100-octane fuel that it intends to submit to the FAA’s fuel approval process.

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