Ethanol-Free Autofuel To Be Available At Three New England Airports Starting In June
May 31, 2007 — Petersen Aviation, Inc., which like EAA provides autofuel supplementary type certificates (STC), reports it will begin distributing non-ethanol, 91-octane gasoline to three New England airports during the first week of June 2007. The airports include Minuteman Airport (6B6) in Stow, Massachusetts (978-897-3933); Plymouth Airport (PYM) in Plymouth, Massachusetts (508-746-2020); and Skylark Airport (7B6), East Windsor, Connecticut (860-623-8085).
Only ethanol-blended gasoline has been available at New England service stations over the past several years. This has made it impossible for pilots who hold EAA and Petersen Aviation autogas STCs, or other aircraft that can use autofuel, including many light-sport aircraft and homebuilts, to find suitable fuel. But since automotive gasoline sold at airports for use in aircraft is considered ?aviation? gasoline, it is exempt from oxygenated fuel requirements under the Federal Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) program. Therefore importing non-ethanol gasoline into regions such as New England is allowed.
Peterson says the ethanol-free 91-octane gasoline will be certified to meet the specifications required by both Petersen and EAA STCs.