January 10, 2024


Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) is delighted to introduce the latest Sofema Online (SOL) training course:

UK CAA Aircraft Fuel Tank Safety Training – Phases 1 & 2 – Initial

About the training:

The “Fuel Tank Safety Phases 1 & 2 Initial” is a comprehensive program designed for first-time participants, focusing on Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) as outlined in key European aviation documents. It emphasizes the concept of CDCCL – Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations, crucial for maintaining design integrity in aviation fuel systems. The training offers in-depth insights into maintaining and modifying fuel systems, ensuring adherence to safety protocols identified in SFAR 88 and related JAR/EASA guidelines. It also includes detailed explanations and applications of CDCCL in Aircraft Maintenance Programs (AMPs) and Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA), providing a thorough understanding of FTS principles and practices. See more

Course type: Presentation without voice-over
Duration: Equivalent to 1-day classroom training
Price: 85 EUR

What is the content of this training? 

1. Introduction
2. Abbreviations Used
3. FTS – Background: the explosions of mixtures of fuel and air, the behaviour of those mixtures in an aviation environment, the effects of temperature and pressure, the energy needed for ignition etc, the ‚Äėfire triangle‚Äô
4. Regulatory Overview – SFAR 88 of the FAA and JAA Interim Policy INT POL 25/12: ignition prevention program initiatives and goals, to identify unsafe conditions and to correct them, to systematically improve fuel tank maintenance), JAA Temporary Guidance Leaflet TGL 47
5. The basic elements of the fuel tank safety issues – Understanding of the background and the concept of fuel tank safety, Interpreting ICAW Instructions for continuing airworthiness
6. Case Studies Accidents & Incidents
7. The Need for Mitigation Strategies – Ignition Source Prevention
8. FRS – Flammability Reduction Systems when installed: reason for their presence, their effects, the hazards of an FRS using nitrogen for maintenance, safety precautions in maintenance/working with an FRS
9. Recording & Reporting – The Link to SMS – Recording measures and results of inspections
10. Developing Procedures

Soft Copy of the material

  • Special offer for Groups of 3 or more: If you have a minimum of 3 delegates registered together for a SOL online course, your nominated Course Leader / Administrator will be able to request a¬†free-of-charge¬†soft copy of the training material.
  • Price drop of offline access to SOL training material: From 1 January 2023, we are pleased to provide you with offline access to SOL course material for a nominal fee of¬†‚ā¨30¬†(‚ā¨125)¬†per training day. Please email¬†team@sassofia.com¬†with your request for soft copy material.¬†Read more

How to register?

Visit the course’s page here and enroll directly on the website or email team@sassofia.com for group enrollments.

What’s more?

  • Existing customers are welcome to join the membership program ‚ÄstSOL Plus, Enjoy a Welcome Gift of¬†50%¬†off any single course of your choice + multiple discount opportunities.
  • Receive unlimited access to 300+ training programs for 1 year ‚Äď Take a¬†Freedom Pass¬†if you are an individual or Get a¬†Corporate Freedom Pass¬†for your organization!


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