Training Courses

Fuel Tank Safety Training Course

Fuel Tank Safety Training Course


Phase I – 1 day
Phase II – 2 days

Number of Participants

Minimum: 12
Maximum: 28


on request


Training includes:

  • The theoretical background behind the risk of fuel tank safety: theexplosions of mixtures of fuel and air, the behaviour of those mixtures in anaviation environment, the effects of temperature and pressure, energyneeded for ignition etc, the ‘fire triangle’. 2 concepts to prevent explosions:
    • ignition source prevention and;
    • flammability reduction.
  • A short background showing examples of FTS accidents or incidents;
  • The description of concept of fuel tank safety and CDCCL;
  • Some examples of manufacturers documents showing CDCCL items;
  • Typical examples of FTS defects;
  • Some examples of TC holders repair data;
  • Some examples of maintenance instructions for inspection.


Upon completion of the course, the participant should: Have knowledge of the history of events related to fuel tank safety issuesand the theoretical and practical elements of the subject, have an overview ofthe FAA regulations known as SFAR (Special FAR) 88of the FAA and of JAA Temporary Guidance Leaflet TGL 47, be able to give a detailed description of theconcept of fuel tank system ALI (including CriticalDesign); Configuration Control Limitations CDCCL, and usingtheoretical fundamentals and specific examples;- Have the capacity to combine and apply the separateelements of knowledge in a logical and comprehensivemanner; Have knowledge on how the above items affect theaircraft; Be able to identify the components or parts or theaircraft subject to FTS from the manufacturer’sdocumentation.

Target Group

The regulations require the following personnel to be trained in Fuel TankSafety:

for phase I maintenance organisation management personnel, qualityauditors, competent authority personnel;

for phase II personnel of the Part-145 organisation required to plan, performsupervise, inspect and certify the maintenance of aircraft and fuel systemcomponenets;personnel of the M.A. Subpart G organisation involved in themanagement and review of the continuing airworthiness of aircraft.

Aircraft Engine



Familiarity with relevant regulations.


Phase I training course – no, Phase II training course –yes. Participants will receive a Part-147 certificateupon successful completion of the course.

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