Jet fuel specifications are designed to ensure safe aircraft operation. IATA fuel servicing guidance materials are standards developed by the IATA Technical Fuel Group in collaboration with fuel industry experts to enhance safety in critical fueling tasks. From the refinery process through the delivery of fuel into-plane, IATA establishes and publishes industry-recognized guidance materials, best practices and procedures. Fuel is a critical safety and cost factor for operations within an airline and it is critical that a clear understanding of important aspects of fuels handling is provided for standardization, and understanding of standards, along with the challenges addressed through the fuels eco-system.

Rationalization & enhanced fuel safety


The IATA fuel guidance materials are an essential set of recommendations designed to ensure safe and efficient aircraft fuel handling assembled through the collaboration of the fuel industry experts with aviation industry backgrounds, specifically in the areas of fuel specifications, sustainable aviation fuel, fuel quality standards, refueling procedures, supply-chain quality, aircraft fuel system design, fuel system maintenance.


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Aviation Turbine Fuels Specifications Guidance Material This guidance material, developed by the -International Civil Jet Fuel Specification Liaison Group known as ISLG, describes characteristics of Jet fuels specifications. Its content provides key recommendations for the understanding, handling, and training of fuels for airlines, fuel service providers and OEMs. In addition, this document provides insights into composition, physical and chemical properties, and also addresses the issues of additives and cleanliness in fuel handling

Technical Fuel Digital Library

Engine Fuel Filter Blockages - Investigation and Categorization Guidance Material


Microbiological Contamination in Aircraft Fuel Tanks

This publication provides expert guidance for the removal and analysis of the composition of engine fuel filters debris and their subsequent categorization. Results allow identifying the sources of problems affecting aircraft fuel systems and ensuring key identification of root causes to ensure safe consistent ongoing operations

This edition 6 of the Guidance Material seeks to draw on the experience of operators in providing a more comprehensive information on the risks of microbial contamination in aircraft fuel tanks, including consideration in various operating conditions and, experiences during the widespread parking of aircraft during the COVID pandemic. 

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Aviation Turbine Fuels Specifications Guidance Material

Edition: 9
Format: Digital
Language: English
Regular Price: US $350

2023 IATA Technical Fuel Document Library (TFDL)

Edition: 1
Format: Digital
Language: English
Regular Price: US $650

Designed for:

  • Airline Fuel Technical Staff
  • Jet Fuel Handling Service Providers
  • Jet Fuel Suppliers
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers