Published date: 25 September 2019


This Advisory Circular (AC) describes an acceptable means of compliance with standards for fire prevention measures in respect of aircraft fuelling and safety measures to be observed by a person involved in fuelling (or defueling) an aircraft. It does not override those procedures developed by recognised and certificated fuel company suppliers.

Related rules

This AC relates to Civil Aviation Rules 91.15, 121.91, 125.73, 135.73 and Part 139. It would also be of interest to adventure aviation aeroplane and helicopter operators, agricultural aircraft operators, and aerodrome operators.

Change notice

Revision 2 restructures and expands this AC to provide greater guidance for industry on the requirements for and implications associated with remote fuelling operations. TAIC report AO-2016-008 found and outlined various gaps in NZCAA advisory material, and subsequent industry practice regarding control of fuel contamination during field operations. This revision addresses those findings.