NATA noted strong business aviation industry support for its proposed changes to the NFPA 407 Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing, which is under consideration for revision. The window for public comment closed earlier this week, and the association’s Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) 1539, which opposes the mandatory retrofit of costly automatic fueling equipment shutdown systems, received nearly 300 comments from FBOs, airport operators, charter operators, and state aviation associations.
According to procedure, the comments received will now circulate amongst the NFPA 407’s technical committee voting members as balloting on the measure begins.
“Hundreds of stakeholders from across every segment of the aviation business community made their voices heard against this unnecessary, onerous requirement to retroactively modify existing refueling equipment,” NATA’s fuel quality expert Steve Berry told AIN. “We hope that the weight of these comments will be enough to achieve the majority vote needed from the technical committee to approve, but no matter the outcome, NATA stands ready to engage in the next steps on behalf of our members and the industry.”
Final results of the committee vote are expected on or about November 18.