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Aircraft Fuel Tank Safety - Phase 2 for Part-M and Part-145
EASA Decisions 2009/006/R and 2009/007/R issued in March 2009 amended existing Acceptable Means of Compliance material of Part M and Part 145 to account for Fuel System Safety Issues. This included organisations acting under these parts being required to undertake extensive staff and management training programmes.
This course is designed to satisfy the Phase 2 training requirements of both EASA Decisions.
Uniquely, it is developed by a team led by a member of the JAA group assigned to assist in the investigation of Fuel Tank System Safety related events. Notably this includes the TWA800 accident in 1996, and the subsequent development and implementation of International and European Requirements relating to the issue.
Covering the wide range of topics required by the amendments, from the investigation of historical events driving the legislation, to its practical applications ensuring the continued airworthiness of affected aircraft, the course aims to succinctly and clearly communicate a complex and dynamic subject.
- Major accidents and accident investigations and their conclusions involving fuel system safety, including TWA flight 800
- Theoretical background to fuel system safety issues
- The concept of Ignition source prevention
- The concept of flammability reduction
- Background to and objectives of SFAR 88 and INT/POL/25/12
- Concepts introduced by SFAR 88 & INT/POL/25/12 and TGL 47 – CDCCLs, Airworthiness Limitations, Modifications
- Changes to Instructions for Continuing Airworthiness and their availability to and use by maintenance personnel
- The purpose and hazards of Flammability Reduction Systems
- To familiarize candidates with the elements of fuel system safety issues including its language, history and practical considerations.
- To comply with EASA Phase 2 training requirements
- To equip candidates in their everyday tasks to account for the challenges posed by the Fuel Tank System Safety issues
- To foster an understanding of the issues required for organisations to facilitate level II training
Who should take this course
Part M and/or Part 145 Organisation:
- Quality Assurance Personnel
- Staff directly involved in the certification of aircraft and component maintenance
1 day (starting at 09:00 and finishing at around 17:00)