Since our last report in May, the Unleaded Avgas Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee (UAT-ARC) has held four more meetings and participated in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Aviation Summit in mid-September 2011.
The meetings were three-day sessions held in July, September, October and November. The committee members have been diligently working on refining their recommendations for an industry-government collaborative approach to facilitating and advancing the approval and deployment of a replacement unleaded aviation gasoline. The work has progressed to the point where a draft report has been developed and they are now editing and re-drafting the specific sections of that report. The report will include a detailed description of tasks, costs and schedules of key work items that need to be performed by both industry and the FAA to accomplish the stated goal.
Several members supported a dedicated seminar at the AOPA Aviation Summit convention in Hartford, CT, on September 22. The seminar provided an opportunity for the UAT-ARC members to brief the AOPA members on the status and activities of this committee. The presentation from the seminar, which can be accessed on the AOPA website (PDF), provides a high-level overview of some of the subjects that will be addressed in the final report such as:
The committee plans to hold one more meeting in mid-January 2012, and to have its final recommendations shortly thereafter. The FAA looks forward to providing a detailed update of the ARC recommendations after that meeting.
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