Manual on Civil Aviation Jet Fuel Supply
|Publication Date:||1 January 2012|
PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND
The purpose of this manual is to inform the aviation and petroleum industries globally about the existence of internationally accepted petroleum and aviation industry fuel practices and to reinforce the need for compliance with those requirements and operating procedures. The need for this emphasis has been highlighted by occurrences involving actual contamination of, or the potential to contaminate, aviation jet fuel. The requirements are set out in numerous industry and company proprietary policies, standards and procedures (PSPs) covering the entire supply and distribution system. These PSPs have been developed to safeguard aviation fuel quality and to ensure safe operations from point of manufacture to delivery into aircraft fuel tanks.
Collectively, the PSPs referenced in this manual 1 describe the quality organization, facility design requirements, quality and safety management arrangements and operating practices to manage product movement through the supply chain. A primary purpose is to mitigate the threats to aviation fuel quality and to ensure the safe delivery of fuel into aircraft fuel tanks (into-plane). The various controls and procedures reflect a philosophy of product testing, traceability and segregation to prevent contamination and to ensure that the fuel is on-specification at point of delivery to aircraft.
Using extracts from and references to these industry PSPs, this manual describes the fuel quality requirements through the stages of fuel provision from refinery to aircraft, as illustrated in Figure 1-1. References to other ICAO manuals are made in the appropriate areas.
The intended audience for this manual includes:
a) the various companies involved in the manufacture, supply, distribution and delivery of aviation fuel throughout the supply chain - from refinery to aircraft;
b) the receivers of these services;
c) focal points for State safety activity, including State safety regulators of the aviation and petroleum industries;2 and
d) industry auditors, including those from aviation service providers and fuel end-users.
1. Readers should refer to the latest revision of any referenced document.
2. Appendix 2 is reserved for the consideration of examples of regulatory practices in a future edition.