Aviation fuel, specifically aviation kerosenes and aviation gasoline. All operations and procedures associated with fuel intended for civil aircraft from production or import to into-plane delivery (including defuelling), quality control and emergency procedures, staff training, and inspections.
Draft Order adopting technical standards applicable to fuel supplies for civil aircraft
The draft sets out requirements in terms of quality, systems, equipment, procedures, training and operational safety regulations to ensure fuel is supplied safely without being contaminated and to the proper civil aircraft specifications. It also lays down the responsibilities of those involved in such tasks from production or import to into-plane delivery. To this end:
– The responsibilities of the various operators involved in supplying fuel for use in civil aviation across its different phases are specified (supply companies, storage operators, into-plane operators, with distinctions drawn between operators that provide said service for commercial air transportation and those that do not), including the supply of non-aviation fuels when the aircraft and its engine are certified accordingly.
– The quality and safety requirements for the fuel and for systems and equipment are regulated by invoking internationally accepted technical standards.
– System and equipment maintenance requirements are laid down, as well as requirements for procedures to be followed by operators.
– Into-plane operators are required to approve an operational safety management system.
– The procedures set out in the Order of 10 March 1988 of the Ministry for Transport, Tourism and Communications on fuel supplies for use in civil aviation, which is repealed, are simplified.