Aviation Fuel Shortage Causing Problems In Canada | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--11.18.19

Airborne UnManned--11.19.19

Airborne Unlimited--11.20.19

AMA Drone Report--11.21.19

Airborne Unlimited--11.15.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--11.18.19

Airborne UnManned--11.19.19

Airborne Unlimited--11.20.19

AMA Drone Report--11.21.19

Airborne Unlimited--11.15.19

Wed, Mar 07, 2018

Aviation Fuel Shortage Causing Problems In Canada

Recreational Pilots, Flight Schools, Some Deliveries Affected

An aviation fuel shortage in Canada caused by a reported possible quality control issues at Imperial Oil is grounding many GA pilots in Canada, and affecting some businesses as well.

The problem was reported by Imperial Oil to Transport Canada on February 13. 100LL avgas produced at the company's Strathcona refinery near Edmonton since Dec. 28 was reported to have an issue with electrical conductivity, which could lead to improper fuel levels being indicated by an aircraft's instruments. Transport Canada issued a NOTAM for the fuel, which led to airports across the country to suspend its sale and quarantine stocks on hand. The Calgary Herald reports that some fuel stocks have been tested and approved for use, but many airports are still refraining from selling the gas.

Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) manager of government affairs and communications Carter Mann, told the paper that the fuel shortage is affecting flight schools and some delivery businesses as well as recreational GA flyers.

A spokeswoman for Imperial said that the company is "making progress" on testing stocks that have already been delivered to airports, but would provide no timeline an when the company would resume production of 100LL avgas.

(Image from file)

FMI: Original report

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.18.19: DeLand 2019, BelugaXL Cert, GAMA 3Q/19

Also: 1000 New easyJet Pilots, Drone Conviction, Flight Options Academy, Transportation Career Bill The DeLand Sport Aviation Expo wrapped up Saturday, and despite uncooperative we>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 11.12.19: Drone Delivery $$, UK Regs, Alaska BVLOS

Also: Drones Fight Fires, Wayne Baker Joins DJI, DroneTracker 4.1, Autonomous Delivery Robot Service UPS Flight Forward Inc. (UPSFF) and CVS Pharmacy Inc. have successfully complet>[...]

AMA Drone Report 11.14.19: DJI Drone-To-Phone, Drone Corridor, Drone Workshop

Also: NOTAM Data Optimization Summit, CASA Warns Drone Pilots, Drones Reveal Iceland Glaciers, SeaWorld Drone Show Well... we knew this was coming... DJI is now demonstrating a dir>[...]

Airborne 11.18.19: DeLand 2019, BelugaXL Cert, GAMA 3Q/19

Also: 1000 New easyJet Pilots, Drone Conviction, Flight Options Academy, Transportation Career Bill The DeLand Sport Aviation Expo wrapped up Saturday, and despite uncooperative we>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 11.19.19: VSR700 1st Flt, DJI v Malaria, Drone Penalty

Also: Drone Industry Workshop, Drones Monitor Scottish Seas, Public Safety UAS Summit, 50-Mile Drone Corridor The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial syst>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC