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Relief for pilot training schools as Indian Oil begins Avgas production

Global Avgas market is expected to grow from the current $ 1.92 billion to $ 2.71 billion by 2029

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Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Aviation gasoline used in piston aircraft of pilot training schools will be cheaper by 12-20 per cent as Indian Oil commenced its production at Gujarat refinery.

The current consumption of aviation gasoline or Avgas is around 250-300 kilolitres per month and it is entirely imported from overseas. Domestic production from Avgas will reduce foreign exchange outgo and save costs for pilot training schools.  Currently, a kilolitre of Avgas costs around Rs 200,000, an industry source said.

Avgas is used as a fuel in piston aircraft flown by over 35 pilot training schools and also for unmanned aerial vehicles. Domestic demand

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First Published: Sep 26 2022 | 11:17 PM IST

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