Technical and Operational Aspects Involved in the Handling of Aviation Fuel - AF1 

CPE Credits Awarded:
Categories: Oil Industry, Aviation Fuels

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The quality control and safety measures which are employed during the transfer of fuel from the point of manufacture to the aircraft are reviewed by considering specifications, additives, recent developments in laboratory methods sources of contamination, quality control, equipment and procedures. The principle of the operation of the jet engine, its environmental impact and how this is being managed is explained as well as the factors which influence the demand and availability of jet fuel. This course is delivered by a mixture of lectures, case studies, videos and discussion.

You will learn to:

  • Appreciate the specific technical aspects of jet fuel manufacture and delivery to the aircraft via the distribution system
  • Review the manufacture, specifications, role of activities, quality control and distribution of civil jet fuel and its availability in relation to supply and trading
  • Maintain the integrity of the fuel from the point of manufacture to delivery to the aircraft


All those concerned with jet fuel in the following applications:

  • Refining, marketing and distribution of petroleum
  • Laboratory testing, quality control and specifications
  • Product trading and operations
  • Fuel purchasing for aircraft operators
  • Airport fuel system operations and the provision of associated services
  • Manufacture and maintenance of aircraft and engines
  • Research and development



  • Development
  • Current international civil and military requirements
  • Fuel requirements for jointly operated systems (the "Checklist")


  • Antioxidants
  • Static dissipator
  • Anti-icing
  • Corrosion inhibitors/lubricity improvers
  • Biocides
  • Thermal stability improvers


  • Refinery to airport logistics
  • Fuel handling, quality control and safety
  • Recent developments in laboratory instrumental test methods
  • Certificate of quality
  • Batching
  • Recertification
  • Contamination, detection and prevention
  • Filtration
  • Facilities design
  • Routine operational tests and record keeping
  • Delivery into aircraft, procedures and equipment
  • Static electricity
  • Storage tanks
  • Airport hydrants

The Jet Engine

  • Principle of operation
  • Environmental impact

Factors Influencing Demand and Availability

  • Airline industry characteristics
  • Passenger and cargo traffic forecasts
  • Future airline fleets
  • Development of the jet fuel market
  • Volumes and geographic distribution
  • Growth rates, future trends

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