Sicherheit

SAFETY FIRST

We assign top priority to safety

Sicherheit

SAFETY FIRST

We assign top priority to safety

Sicherheit

SAFETY FIRST

We assign top priority to safety

Inspected product quality for aviation fuels

Controlled and standardized procedures

Careful inspection of aviation fuels, from production all the way through to into-plane refuelling, is a fundamental requirement for aircraft refuelling.

AFS Aviation Fuel Services GmbH chiefly uses JET A-1 kerosene for refuelling, which is in conformity with the current version of the JIG Aviation Fuel Quality Requirements For Jointly Operated Systems (AFQRJOS), DEFSTAN 91-91 and ASTM D 1655-08a, respectively.

Moreover, at some locations the aviation fuel AVGAS 100 LL is on offer for refuelling aircraft with piston-driven engines.

The necessary controls and measures have been standardised on an international scale. Using uncompromising test methods, checks are carried out prior to acceptance of the product, during storage, after filling the tank vehicles from the tank storage facility and prior to/during refuelling to establish whether the fuel is always clear and bright – free from water or contaminations.

Furthermore, when taking fuel into storage from road tankers, from rail tankers and from the pipeline into the airport storage depot and when dispensing fuel from the tank storage facilities to the airfield refuelling vehicles, filters are deployed in order to remove water particles and contaminations, if any.

High-purity fuel for aircraft refuelling operations

Aircraft with piston-driven engines are refuelled with high-octane aviation fuel referred to as Aviation Gasoline (AVGAS).

AFS only uses AVGAS 100 LL (DEFSTAND 91-90) type aviation fuel for refuelling and carries out multiple checks to verify compliance with the quality standards.

At every single AFS operating unit, specially trained quality inspectors compliance with the high level of product quality standards in close coordination with the Chief Quality Inspector of the specialist department at Head Office.