CASA Avgas warning- R22/R44 Operators

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CASA Avgas warning- R22/R44 Operators

Postby Twistgrip » Wed Aug 8 2018, 02:03

Just saw this live on the news. The report went onto say one possible reason for the reduction of lead content was to curb petrol sniffing.
One could presume its across the board with all pistons?.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-08/helicopter-engine-failure-avgas-risks-casa-warning/10083928
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Re: CASA Avgas warning- R22/R44 Operators

Postby zzodr » Wed Aug 8 2018, 10:07

Geez.. as if mustering crews didn't have enough to worry about.
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Re: CASA Avgas warning- R22/R44 Operators

Postby NZHelo » Wed Aug 8 2018, 10:17

zzodr wrote:Geez.. as if mustering crews didn't have enough to worry about.


Care to elaborate
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Re: CASA Avgas warning- R22/R44 Operators

Postby Jampot » Fri Aug 10 2018, 05:08

Does anyone know if the fuel supplied to the north of Australia is different to that supplied to the south?
Surely a Government department can't get the fuel specifications changed without agreement from the engine and/or aircraft manufactures, and notifying all operators and registration holders. Can they?
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Re: CASA Avgas warning- R22/R44 Operators

Postby avlis90 » Fri Aug 10 2018, 10:28

Lead content has nothing to do with the effectiveness of sniffing as far as I know. Unleaded petrol is the most commonly used for sniffing, so reducing lead content is pointless. Opal fuel is used at service stations as a substitute for regular unleaded petrol in problem areas.
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Re: CASA Avgas warning- R22/R44 Operators

Postby Eric Hunt » Sat Aug 11 2018, 09:19

So the possibility of a few of our less-reflective cousins suffering brain damage from sniffing petrol is worth the risks to more reflective people in aviation, with an engine failing from poor fuel standards?

Tail wags the dog, political correctness going berserk again.
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Re: CASA Avgas warning- R22/R44 Operators

Postby ChicoCheco » Sat Aug 11 2018, 19:30

From pure numbers and costs to welfare system, possibly few fatal crashes use less resources than handful of certainly brain damaged kids/teenagers. If you ever got involved with disability sector, the numbers are staggering.

Hence the cost passed on to nation/migrants in CTP and taxes.
Obviously I do not personally agree with increasing risk to flight crew. Just FYI.

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