Fuel Symposium Minimum destination alternate fuel: the « fausse bonne idée ». Capt. Claude Godel OST 06-3. Minimum destination alternate fuel. Present JAR OPS definition of the destination alternate fuel: 1.4Alternate fuel, which should be sufficient for:
Fuel Symposium Minimum destination alternate fuel:the « fausse bonne idée »
Capt. Claude Godel
Via a straight line?
> 40 NM
Real diversion fuel can be much different from what would be sufficient to fly from the middle of airport A to the middle of airport B.
The idea of working on a Minimum destination alternate fuel quantity was raised by DGAC France.
OPSG came to OST 06-1 with a proposal of 15 min which would have been in line with the 15 min increase in final fuel when using a flight plan with no alternate.
OST tasked OPSG to continue to work on the issue but suggested that a better result could be achieved by clarifying the definition of the alternate fuel in JAR OPS.
OPSG agreed and finally decided that this could be done by a simple comment to NPA 58 “Terminology and Fuel” during the present public consultation.
There is no more need for NPA 60 which can be cancelled.