FAA Announces Unleaded Aviation Gasoline Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee

Randy Babbitt, FAA Administrator, signed the Unleaded Aviation Gasoline Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) charter on January 31 in Washington, D.C., and the membership has been finalized.

The newly-selected ARC is tasked to investigate the current issues relating to the transition to an unleaded fuel, and recommend the tasks necessary to investigate and resolve these issues.

The finalized committee will produce an industry-government framework and implementation plan intended to guide the GA community towards deployment of unleaded aviation gasoline as an alternative to 100 Low-Lead.

After an overwhelming response from industry, FAA believes the ARC represents the interests of the GA community. Individuals in industry may be called upon in the future to participate in specialized work groups or other follow-on activities.

"The FAA would like to thank everyone who expressed interest in supporting this important initiative and we look forward to working immediately in order to support the transition to an unleaded fuel," said Peter White, Acting Manager of the Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) and ARC Sponsor.

Along with Peter White who will serve as the Committee Sponsor, both Robert Ganley, Engine and Propeller Directorate Standards Staff Manager, and Ronald Wilkinson, General Aviation (GA) Industry Engineering Consultant, have been designated as the FAA and Industry Co-Chair.

The first meeting is expected during the week of March 14 in Washington D.C. Committee updates will be posted on the FAA website.