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AIRCRAFT FUELLING. COSCAP -SA. Aircraft Fuelling. Operator must have a procedure for handling and dispensing fuel. Procedure manual must include: a) Dispensing equipment control procedure

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AIRCRAFT FUELLING

COSCAP -SA


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Aircraft Fuelling

  • Operator must have a procedure for handling and dispensing fuel.

  • Procedure manual must include:

    a) Dispensing equipment control procedure

    b) Electrostatic Protection Procedure c) Contamination protection procedure

    d) Related record keeping procedure


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Aircraft Fuelling

  • Operator’s responsibility: A) The procedure is conveyed to the fuel vendor and organisation’s rep.

    B) Ensure that the fuel meets the specification

    C) Ensure fuel is free from contaminants

    D) Observing safety measures


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Aircraft Fuelling

  • Fuel vendor’s responsibility: A) To ensure that operator’s specific requirement has been understood by the people in the field who will be carrying out refueling.

    B) The fuel in dispenser meets the specification and purchaser can be satisfied by document on demand.


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Aircraft Fuelling

Fuel vendor’s responsibility contd.

C) The fuel in dispenser is free from contaminants

D) All standard industry precautions will be observed to ensure safety of aircraft and human lives

E) Satisfy the customer in term of quality and quantity


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  • Types of fuel:

    A) Aviation Gasoline (Avgas )

    B) Jet Fuels


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  • Type of contaminants :

    A) Solid contaminants

    B) Water

    C) Microbiological growth


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  • Precautions to be observed:

    A) Positioning of vehicle

    B) Strict compliance of No Smoking.

    C) Positioning Fire extinguishers

    D) Proper electrical bonding

    E) Observing limitation of pressure in dispensing


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Aircraft Fuelling

  • Precautions contd.

    E) APU with its exhaust discharge into the fuelling zone shall be started before filler cap is removed or fuelling connection made

    F) GPU if used should be more than 6 mts away from fuelling zone

    G) Do not refuel if brakes are very hot.


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  • Precautions contd.

    F) Fuelling should cease when

    I) An aircraft maneuvers to bring its jet exhaust within 43 Meters of fueling zone

    II) During severe lightening disturbances

    III) During heavy rain if over wing fuelling is used

    IV) In case of fuel spillage.


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Precautions contd.

Do not operate any electrical switches when the fuelling is on.

Do not operate weather radar

Do not use any tool which can generate spark

Use special care when refueling with passenger on board


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Aircraft Fuelling

  • Training of personnel

    Personnel both at the vendor’s establishment and operator’s must be fully conversant with requirements of the aircraft, Safety precautions, Fire fighting, how to summon Airport Fire tenders,disposal of spilled fuel etc.

    This training should be documented and refreshed at agreed regular interval.



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BEWARE OF FUEL

Various roles of fuel in Aviation:

I) Fuel as a source of Thermal energy

II) Fuel as a source of Muscle power

III) Fuel as a coolant

IV) Fuel as a lubricant

V) Fuel as structural strength

VI) Fuel as a ballast AND

VII) Fuel as a Fire hazard.


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