Q. Has the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport banned leaded fuel in aircraft flying into/out of the airport?

A. No. The airport manager, who asked not to be named, says that most of the planes using the airport have piston engines that require 100-octane low-lead fuel.

It is the only leaded transportation fuel still in use in the U.S. In February 2022, the Federal Aviation Administration initiated an industry collaboration to develop fuels to enable a transition to lead-free fuel for piston-engined aircraft by 2030.

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