New Fuels Approved For Cessnas

Low-lead fuels have been approved for the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, 182 Skylane and 206 Turbo Stationair HD.

Three piston-powered Cessna models are now approved to use more environmentally friendly aviation gas, according to Textron Aviation.

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk, 182 Skylane and 206 Turbo Stationair HD models, powered by Lycoming engines, may now use unleaded and low-lead fuels after operators comply with Service Bulletin SEB-28-04 or MEB-28-01, the company said.

“Textron Aviation is committed to sustainability, and this announcement is an excellent opportunity for aviation enthusiasts to minimize their carbon footprint while continuing to enjoy the journey of flight,” Chris Crow, vice president of piston and utility sales, said in a release.

  • 91-octane unleaded (91UL)
  • 94UL
  • 100VLL (very low lead)

The Turbo Stationair HD can now use 100 VLL.

The lower-leaded fuel is compatible for both new production and legacy Cessna piston aircraft, Textron said.

“We have produced more than 75,000 of these three piston aircraft models, and this gives owners and operators around the world a chance to take action in reducing emissions,” Crow said.

The service bulletin includes other Lycoming-powered aircraft models, including Beechcraft Musketeers, Sports, and Sundowners.

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