Fuel: The Lifeblood of Your Aircraft
Tuesday, March 5 | | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N253
Maintenance/Technical Issues Track
This session will present a comprehensive seminar on fuel specifications, proper receipt procedures, and field quality-control tests to ensure that on-specification, clean, and dry product is delivered to your aircraft. Attendees will also learn about fuel specifications from ASTM International, along with standard industry practices for the receiving of aviation fuels. Pilots, mechanics, and facility operations personnel will come away with an understanding of the safety issues when working with and around aviation fuels.
An appreciation of the quality-control criteria and additive usage that must be followed to ensure flight crews that the fuel they receive will provide the desired results for safe flight.
Walter Chartrand’s aviation career started when he was a lineman at a small airport, later progressing to the role of manager of Houston’s premier corporate aircraft service center. More recently, Chartrand has been the training manager for an international fuel supplier in the areas of fuel handling and quality control, customer service, and supervisor/manager training. Other association affiliations have included ASTM International, SAE International, and the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association, where he has been an IA recurrency instructor.