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Project OS 06/11 - Amendment to CAAP 234-1(1) - Guidelines for aircraft fuel requirements
This project is now closed.
3 Nov 2006
CAAP amendments take effect.
Project OS 06/11 closed.
16 Aug 2006
Project OS 06/11 - Guidelines for aircraft fuel requirements
A new rulechange has been registered to amend CAAP 234-1(1).
Regulation 234 of CAR 1988 provides that an aircraft must not commence a flight unless the pilot-in-command and the operator have taken reasonable steps to ensure that the aircraft is carrying sufficient fuel and oil to enable the proposed flight to be undertaken in safety. The regulation does not specify the method of determining what is sufficient fuel in any particular case - this is left to the pilot-in-command and the operator of the aircraft.
This project sets out to amend existing CAAP 234-1(1) to incorporate additional information on establishing fuel on board and fuel cross checking. The two new paragraphs have been sourced from Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB) 28.002 - Fuel quantity measurement and verification process.
The proposed new guidelines will explain one method of calculating fuel requirements which experience has shown will, in most cases, ensure an aircraft carries sufficient fuel to enable a flight to be completed safely.
CAAP 234-1(1) - Guidelines for aircraft fuel requirements