Swift Fuels Launches Unleaded 94 MON Avgas at AirVenture 2015
By Dave Higdon
July 21, 2015 - Swift Fuels, working with key avgas producers is preparing to supply unleaded 94 motor-octane-number (MON) avgas to select regions in the United States and Canada. Suitable for lower-octane piston-engines, Swift Fuels’ 94 MON avgas is already FAA certified and meets ASTM standards for aviation gasoline.
Swift Fuels believes the introduction of a cost-effective unleaded fuel in selected markets will help start the ultimate transition. The company has forged an exclusive partnership with Petersen Aviation to offer new avgas Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for thousands of aircraft that are now compatible with 94 MON avgas.
Swift Fuels and Petersen Aviation have worked with the FAA for approval of the required STCs, which could allow most any class of airplane engine rated 94 MON or lower to use Swift’s fuel.
Aircraft with autogas STCs are already eligible to use the premium 94 MON avgas. In addition, light-sport aircraft powered by Rotax engines are typically already manufacturer-approved to use 94 MON avgas.
The 94 MON fuel is not, however, a “drop in” replacement for 100LL. Two high-octane Swift fuels are currently being analyzed as part of the PAFI program seeking to replace 100LL on a “fleet-wide” basis.
Swift Fuels’ team will conduct open forums 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on its 94 MON avgas in Booth 461.