Fuel Tank Safety Level 1&2  Course Syllabus: Fuel Tank Safety Level 1&2

Release date: 20-Feb-2016 

Course Information


Course Description:

This interactive and practical course is specifically designed for personnel required to plan, perform, supervise, inspect and certify the maintenance of large aircraft (as defined in Decision 2003/11/RM) in a Part-145 approved maintenance organization and personnel involved in the management and review of the continuing airworthiness of large aircraft (as defined in Decision 2003/11/RM) in a M.A. Subpart G organization (CAMO).



Course Objectives:


At the end of this course the attendee will:


  • have knowledge of the history of events to fuel tank safety issues and theoretical and practical elements of the subject
  • understand the FAA regulations known as SFAR (Special FAR) 88.
  • understand the JAA Temporary Guidance Leaflet TGL 47 and IN/POL/25/12.
  • be able to give a detailed description of the concept of fuel tank system Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI), including Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL).
  • understand Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) and Flammability Reduction System (FRS) fundamentals and practice examples.
  • be able to use theoretical fundamentals and specific examples.
  • have the capacity to combine and apply separate elements of knowledge in a logical and comprehensive manner 


Regulatory requirement compliance:

This course is developed with EC Regulation EU (No) 1321/2014 Annex I Appendix XII to AMC to M.A.706(f) and M.B.102(c) and Annex II Appendix IV to AMC 145.A.30 (e) and 145.B.10 (3) as guideline. This course meets the EASA part 145.A.30(e), part M.A.706(f) Personnel Requirements and EASA part 145.B.10 (3) and part M.B.102(c) Competent Authority – Qualification and training requirements.



Participants must possess a general knowledge of aviation maintenance documentation. Knowledge of the EU/EASA Part-M and Part-145 requirements are also advantageous.


Course Topics

This course consists out of the following components:

  • History and Concept of Fuel Tank Safety
  • Regulatory Directives for Ignition Prevention
  • Fuel Tank Safety Maintenance and Inspection
  • Flammability Reduction Systems
  • Fuel Tank Safety and Electronic Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS)


Course Duration:

The course programme shall consist of three days and starts at 9.00 till 16.00. Additional breaks may be taken as needed. The course programme will be as follows:


DAY 1:

09.00 – 10.30 Start History and Concept of Fuel Tank Safety 

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break

10.45 – 12.00 Start Regulatory Directives for Ignition Prevention 

12.00 – 12.45 Lunch Break (30 to 45 minutes depending on the local needs)

12.45 – 14.30 Start Fuel Tank Safety Maintenance and Inspection

14.30 – 14.45 Coffee Break

14.45 – 16.00 Continue Fuel Tank Safety Maintenance and Inspection


DAY 2:

09.00 – 10.30 Start Flammability Reduction Systems

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break

10.45 – 12.00 Continue Flammability Reduction Systems

12.00 – 12.45 Lunch Break (30 to 45 minutes depending on the local needs)

12.45 – 14.30 Start Fuel Tank Safety and EWIS

14.30 – 14.45 Coffee Break

14.45 – 16.00 Examination




Materials used


Required Materials:

We will provide all the required tooling and equipment that is needed for the workshop. 


Supplemental Materials:

The student must provide in wearing appropriate clothing (work clothing) and safety shoes.



Hardware/Software requirements and Browser information


Hardware requirements:

We recommend to bring a laptop or tablet with WiFi connection. During the course, we will visit the EASA website regularly and at the end of the course you will perform an online examination.


Software requirements:

No additional software requirements are applicable.


Browser information:

A reliable computer or tablet with Wifi internet connection and internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox) are required.




Instructor information


Instructor credentials:

Danny Goergen has over 10 years of experience in the aviation industry. After several years working as an aircraft mechanic, he graduated as Bachelor in Aviation Engineering and started as a process engineer in an EASA Part 145 approved component repair shop. 


Within this organisation he had two EASA Form 4 positions as Technical Manager and Quality Assurance Manager. In this last position he developed himself as an internal trainer, providing training in EASA/FAA/CAAC Part 145 regulations, Human Factors and Company Processes and Procedures.  


At the moment Mr. Danny Goergen is, on behalf of HACE, contracted in several interim quality management positions. One of his clients is the Part 147 approved Aviation Competence Centre (ACC), where he holds the EASA form 4 position of Quality Assurance Manager. Besides managing the Part 147 quality system, he is also responsible for training the ACC staff in EASA Part 66-147 regulations awareness and MTOE procedures.


Contact information:

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Assessment and Grading


Testing procedure:

Students will need to perform practical assignments and go through examination by online testing.


Grading procedure:

In order to receive a Certificate of Course Completion, the student needs to attend the full course and complete the online examination with >75% score.




Assignments and Participation


Assignments and Projects:

The workshop will be performed on a Boeing 737-500 aircraft. Students will have to demonstrate that they are able to perform a Fuel Tank Exit and Entry procedure safe and successfully.


Class Participation:

Students must participate in all practical assignments and interactive aspects of the course. Students are expected to communicate with instructor as a learning resource and actively participate in discussions. 




Course Ground Rules


Participation is required. The student expected to communicate with other students in team projects, learn how to navigate in the learning environment system, keep abreast of course announcements, use the student e-mail address opposed to a personal e-mail address.


The students shall address technical problems immediately and observe course netiquette at all times.  



Communication guidelines



  • Always include a subject line.
  • Select your wordings in the e-mail carefully. Use of emoticons can help to include the correct emotion in the message.
  • Use standard fonts
  • Do not send large attachments
  • Special formatting such as centring, audio messaging, tables, html, etc. should be avoided as much as possible.
  • Respect the privacy of other students or class members


Discussion Groups:

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion.
  • Try to maintain threads by using the reply button, instead of starting a new topic
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other's ideas
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks
  • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions
  • Respond in timely manner



  • Introduce yourself in the chat session
  • Be polite. Choose words carefully. Do not use derogatory statements.
  • Be concise in responding in the chat session
  • Be prepared to open the chat session at the schedules time



Course content change


The instructor reserves the right to make changes to this syllabus and the course content. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will notify the students of such changes.



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Pricing and Course Registration


Price/Fee (excl VAT):


1 student: € 720,00 per person
2 - 4 students: € 370,00 per person
5 - 8 students € 250,00 per person
9 - 12 student € 200,00 per person
13 - 20 students € 190,00 per person



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