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Tuesday, 10 January, 2023

NATA Updates Training to Address Emerging Risks of Aircraft Misfueling

Washington, DC, January 10, 2023 – Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released an update to its industry-wide Safety 1st General Aviation Misfueling Prevention Program — a free, online training resource for pilots, line service professionals, and other aircraft refueling stakeholders. 

“The new training refreshes the original content and addresses new misfueling risks associated with unleaded avgas and the introduction of an additional grade of fuel at airports,” said NATA’s Managing Director of Safety and Training Steve Berry. “We encourage every individual involved throughout the aircraft refueling process to complete the updated training, even those who have already participated in the original program.”

NATA recognized the need for an industry-wide misfueling prevention resource in 2015, developing the initial program to conform with standards from the Energy Institute and NATA’s Safety 1st Operational Best Practices. Today, more than 13,000 stakeholders worldwide have received a certificate for successful completion of the first generation of training.

“Putting the wrong grade of fuel into an aircraft is proven to have tragic consequences. As the airport landscape evolves, NATA is proud to invest in and provide dynamic resources that continuously educate and train all stakeholders on the simple but critical elements required to prevent aircraft misfuelings,” said NATA President and CEO Curt Castagna. 
The free NATA Safety 1st General Aviation Misfueling Prevention Program – along with videos, alerts, fact sheets, templates, operational best practices, and other valuable resources — are available at Visit today to learn the latest in general aviation misfueling prevention and earn the latest certificate.

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The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for more than 80 years. Representing nearly 3,700 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.