How to Conduct Aircraft Fuel Servicing Operations

NFPA 407, Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing  provides the requirements for conducting these operations in a manner that prevents fire and contributes to life safety.

Many times as we go through our workday in our respective careers we wonder why we do things the way we do. And we wonder if we are doing things right, or the “best way.” This brief introduction and overview of the operations section of NFPA 407 will enlighten you as to why fueling operations are conducted as they are, and serve as a guideline to ensure that your operation is performing these operations in a safe, and code compliant manner.
NFPA 407, Chapter 5 outlines the required safe operational practices during fuel operations.
  • The foremost requirement is that only properly trained personnel are permitted to conduct fueling operations....

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