EPA Issues Draft Avgas Endangerment Finding

Piston-engine aircraft that operate on leaded aviation fuel are the largest remaining source of lead emissions into the air, according to the EPA.

Credit: Bill Carey
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Oct. 7 announced a long-anticipated draft finding that lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft that operate on leaded fuel endanger public health. The release of the draft “endangerment finding” sets in motion a public notice, comment and...
Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and unmanned aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.

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