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CAA Encourages GA Operators to Fuel Up Responsibly

By Juliet Van Wagenen | December 1, 2014
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[Avionics Today 12-01-2014] The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) released new consolidated advice for owners of light aircraft clarifying the options they have regarding which fuel they use. The options include the use of petrol from a garage if it is approved for their particular aircraft.

The advice states that any type of fuel may be used in an aircraft providing it meets the specification set out in the aircraft’s approval documents and any operational limitations. The guidance, which is published as a website, also details the responsibilities of aircraft and airfield operators in storing fuel and ensuring it is of the correct specification. 

The advice is the latest move from the CAA in its aim to impose more effective regulation that supports and encourages a dynamic general aviation sector that imposes the minimum necessary burden and empowers individuals to make responsible decisions to secure acceptable safety outcomes.

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