NATA Targets Misfueling Mistakes

 - February 16, 2016, 3:22 PM
In response to several recent incidents involving aircraft misfueling, the National Air Transportation Association has launched a new online education program.

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has kicked off an initiative to spotlight and prevent misfueling problems. The online program, www.preventmisfueling.com, was funded by grants from industry sponsors such as Eastern Aviation Fuels, Epic Aviation and Phillips 66, and developed with assistance from the AOPA Air Safety Institute and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Consisting of four different misfueling informational tracks, it conforms to the standards of the Energy Institute as well as NATA’s own operational best practices.

“Misfueling prevention is a core part of the Safety 1st Professional Line Safety Training Program,” said NATA president and CEO Thomas Hendricks, “but several recent misfueling incidents convinced NATA of the need to increase awareness with a free industry-wide resource.”