Santa Rosa, CA - March 9, 2012 - Sonoma Jet Center now sells ethanol-free 91 octaneunleaded gasoline for use in aircraft at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airportin Santa Rosa, CA.
The availability of unleaded gasoline for aircraft in Californiarepresents a significant milestone for California aviation and the environment. To date,ethanol-free unleaded gasoline has not been readily available in California.
Most piston engine aircraft require 100LL aviation fuel. 100LL contains small amountsof lead that help the fuel achieve the octane ratings required by many aircraft andengine manufacturers. However, there is a small but growing number of aircraftengines that run as well, or better, on unleaded gasoline so long as it is ethanol-free.
"We are excited to be the first full service jet center in California to sell ethanol-freeunleaded gasoline for aircraft. We are pleased to offer our customers thisenvironmentally friendly and high quality fuel," said Josh Hochberg, President of theSonoma Jet Center. Sonoma Jet Center will continue to maintain its high level of safetyand professionalism and only dispense ethanol-free unleaded gasoline into aircraft approved for its use. The fuel will be sold on an assisted-serve basis using Sonoma JetCenter’s NATA Safety 1st trained line service staff.
The launch of this new product type demonstrates Sonoma Jet Center’s commitment toproviding exceptional service to all segments of the aviation community. The ethanol free unleaded gasoline is supplied to Sonoma Jet Center by a northern California-basedindependent marketer of petroleum products. The new ethanol-free gasoline will be sold along-side Sonoma Jet Center's Avfuel branded fuel products including Jet-A and100LL fuels from Sonoma Jet Center's first-class facility at the Charles M. Schulz -Sonoma County Airport.
About Sonoma Jet Center
Sonoma Jet Center provides exceptional flight support, maintenance, and travelservices for aircraft, pilots and passengers in the heart of northern California’s winecountry at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, CA.Please visit www.sonomajetcenter.com or call (707) 523-2800 for more information.