The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released an update to its industry-wide Safety 1st General Aviation Misfueling Prevention Program — a free, online training resource for pilots, line service professionals, and other aircraft refueling stakeholders.
“The new training refreshes the original content and addresses new misfueling risks associated with unleaded avgas and the introduction of an additional grade of fuel at airports,” said NATA’s Managing Director of Safety and Training Steve Berry. “We encourage every individual involved throughout the aircraft refueling process to complete the updated training, even those who have already participated in the original program.”
NATA recognized the need for an industry-wide misfueling prevention resource in 2015, developing the initial program to conform with standards from the Energy Institute and NATA’s Safety 1st Operational Best Practices. Today, more than 13,000 stakeholders worldwide have received a certificate for successful completion of the first generation of training.
“Putting the wrong grade of fuel into an aircraft is proven to have tragic consequences. As the airport landscape evolves, NATA is proud to invest in and provide dynamic resources that continuously educate and train all stakeholders on the simple but critical elements required to prevent aircraft misfuelings,” said NATA President and CEO Curt Castagna.
More information about the free NATA Safety 1st General Aviation Misfueling Prevention Program – along with videos, alerts, fact sheets, templates, operational best practices, and other valuable resources — can be found on the NATA’s website.