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Petersen Aviation creates website for mogas conversion

December 10, 2012, 05:32 pm

Petersen Aviation recently announced that it has launched a newly improved website to help the aviation community more easily convert their aircraft to mogas.

In particular, the website will be able to quickly determine if a mogas Supplemental Type Certificate is available for a pilot's engine and airframe combination. Petersen officials said the site features a comprehensive list of aircraft that are covered by Supplemental Type Certificates.

Prices for Petersen Aviation Supplemental Type Certificates are $1.50/HP for engines that require 87 AKI mogas and $2/HP for engines needing 91+ AKI mogas. The site users are able to determine an order without having to leave their computer screen. Peterson did warn, however, that certain combinations of engines and airframes will require additional modifications, which are explained further on their site.

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BP, one of the largest oil companies in the world, abandoned the plans so it can focus on research and development. The announcement significantly impacts the ethanol industry and general aviation.

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