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Substitute for Leaded Plane Gasoline by 2018 Pledged by U.S. FAA

U.S. regulators plan by 2018 to find a fuel for most piston-engine private planes to replace the gasoline that’s the nation’s largest source of toxic lead emissions.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s move yesterday, posted on its website, marked the first time the agency has stated when it wants to approve an unleaded alternative to leaded gasoline, which powers most U.S. private aircraft 16 years after regulators banned it for cars.