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 to develop specifications and guidance for the storage, handling, and dispensing of aviation fuel on airports. This AC does not constitute a regulation and is not mandatory. It is not legally binding in its own right and will not be relied upon as a separate basis by the FAA for affirmative enforcement action or other administrative penalty. However, the following applies:
- The standards and guidelines contained in this AC are practices the FAA recommends establishing an acceptable level of safety, performance and operation for aircraft fuel storage, handling, training, and dispensing on airports.
- This AC provides one, but not the only, acceptable means of meeting the requirements of 14 CFR, Part 139, Certification of Airports.
- Use of these standards and guidelines is mandatory for projects funded under Federal grant assistance programs, including the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). See Grant Assurance #34.
- This AC is mandatory, as required by regulation, for projects funded by the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) program. See PFC Assurance #9.
Although non-certificated airports are not required to develop fuel standards, the FAA recommends these airports use the guidance contained in this AC to develop such standards for the continued enhancement of aviation safety.