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Wednesday, 18 January, 2023

NATA and Other Aviation Stakeholder Groups Submit Comments to EPA’s Proposed Endangerment Finding

Washington, DC, January 18, 2023 – NATA, as part of a coalition of seven aviation stakeholder organizations, formally submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed endangerment finding of lead in aviation gasoline (avgas). NATA stands behind the coalition’s reaffirmation of its collective support for removing lead from avgas through a safe and smart transition. In its comments, the coalition emphasized that it is in the public interest to eliminate lead from avgas and outlined industry’s continued work on an unleaded replacement that meets the safety performance needs of the U.S. fleet of piston aircraft as well as FAA regulatory requirements.
National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Curt Castagna issued the following statement of support: “NATA supports the safe evolution of a commercially viable unleaded fuel product for 100% of the piston-engine fleet. As the airport landscape evolves throughout the transition to unleaded aviation gasoline, the Association and its members are focused on developing resources that address new misfueling prevention training measures for those risks associated with the introduction of an additional grade of fuel at airports."
Additionally, NATA as part of the industry coalition supports the comments submitted by the Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative, an industry-government partnership working to facilitate the successful transition to lead-free avgas for piston aircraft by the end of 2030.

Visit NATA’s EAGLE – Unleaded Aviation Fuel resource page for additional information and access to safety resources. To view the coalition’s joint press release, click here.

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The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for more than 80 years. Representing nearly 3,700 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.