Aircraft Fuel System Calibration & Verification Course

Instructor: Rod VanDyk – SAWE Fellow, Safran Landing Systems

Class Description:

Mass properties engineers are often requested to either participate in or generate a fuel system calibration and verification process for new aircraft in development or for aircraft whose fuel systems have been modified, since it involves having the aircraft supported on scales. This course gives all the pertinent steps to ensure that this process is completed in a safe, successful, and timely manner. This four hour class outlines the basic fuel usage process; including how fuel quantities are measured, fuel system calibration techniques, understanding terminology such as usable and unusable fuel, and all aspects of fuel usage that can be determined on the ground. Some hands-on non-flammable liquid density measurements representative of fuel density measurements will also be part of the class.

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