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The Fuelhandlers Creed

  Twilight’s Last Fueling It is impossible to accurately measure the results of fueling aircraft safely.  No one can count the fires that never start or the engine failures and forced landings that never take place and one can neither evaluate the lives that are not lost, nor plumb the depths of the human misery […]


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POL fuels the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing 

332D AIR EXPEDITIONARY WING —   Every time a 332d Air Expeditionary Wing member flips a light switch or starts a vehicle, the fuel required is a direct result of the efforts of the 332d Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels flight. “The fuels flight here is responsible for receiving, storing, sampling, and distributing petroleum products […]


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Kinley Construction at Columbus Air Force Base

Kinley Construction is nearing completion of the fuel system scope of a new Air Force jet fuel facility as a subcontractor to a small business joint venture, whose client is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. Major features of the project include installation of three 50,000 gallon above ground storage tanks and catwalks […]


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2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity

The FAA has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the first round of Airport Terminal Program (ATP) grants authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which allocates $1 billion to the program each year for the next five years and earmarks at least ten percent ($100 million/year) for non-primary and non-hub airports. Any airport eligible for […]


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The Passing of an Icon

John F. “Jack” LavinJanuary 22, 1937 – February 24, 2022 John “Jack” Lavin, 85, of Spotsylvania passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022. Jack Lavin was an esteemed member of the Petroleum Community for over 50 years. He was the founder and managing director of the National Petroleum Management Association from Sept. 2009 to present. Mr. […]


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ATA 103 Modified to Allow Water Barrier Filters 

Airlines for America (A4A), publishers of ATA 103-Standards for Jet Fuel Quality Control at Airports, announced via Bulletin 2022.1 that water barrier filters (WBF) meeting EI 1588 qualifications would be permitted for into-plane use. The move represents a significant advancement toward complete phase out of filter monitors containing super absorbent polymers (SAP) by modifying ATA 103 to incorporate WBFs as the […]


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Award Spotlight: 2021 Silver Nozzle

The 2021 NPMA Silver Nozzle Award was presented to Swissport Fueling – Miami International Airport.  For this spotlight, we’d like to the nomination for the award, submitted by Mr. Stan Livingston.     Nomination: Year: 2021 Organization & Location: Swissport Fueling Management:Swissport Fueling in MIA refuels over 14,000 flights a month. Swissport’s MIA operation has […]


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Gammon Technical Products Issues Warning on Aftermarket Filters

Gammon Technical Products (GTP), the world’s leading manufacturer of aviation fuel quality control, refueling and fuel handling equipment recently notified NATA and other industry stakeholders that an aftermarket version of their Gammon Gauge GTP-2233 replacement filter does not meet the specifications of their product. The GTP-2233 filter, which requires annual replacement, is used with GTP […]


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Award Spotlight: 2021 Golden Nozzle

2021 NPMA Golden Nozzle Award Winner – DGC, International – Iraq Operations DGCI had 87 personnel supporting direct delivery and into plane fuel operations for U.S. and coalition military operations across Iraq and Syria.  During this timeframe, all were “outside the wire” or in other terms outside a U.S. military or coalition secured compound. DGCI Iraq received and dispatched over 15,000 trucks and delivered more than 44 […]


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i6 Group to roll out digitally optimized refueling for Virgin Atlantic at major US airports

In partnership with fuel management technology scale-up, i6 Group, Virgin Atlantic is taking advantage of digital refueling technology across major US airports, starting with San Francisco (SFO) and Boston Logan (BOS). Through intrinsically-secure tablets and proprietary i6 software, called eHandshake®, Virgin Atlantic pilots will be able to digitally communicate with refuelers to allow for better […]


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New FAA Fuel Advisory

The FAA has released a new circular This advisory circular (AC) containing specifications and guidance for the storage, handling, and dispensing of aviation fuel on airports. Additionally, this AC provides standards and guidance for the training of personnel who conduct these activities. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends the standards and guidelines in this AC […]