Alert Issued on Helo Fuel Contamination

 - October 31, 2006, 11:05 AM

Preventing helicopter fuel contamination is the topic addressed in a March 24 edition of the FAA’s Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin. According to the bulletin, between 1998 and 2004 there were at least 21 rotorcraft accidents due to fuel contamination. The bulletin reminds operators and suppliers to adhere to manufacturer, preflight and maintenance procedures for detecting and eliminating fuel contamination.