A person supervises parts of an aircraft

The importance of safety

We must take safety measures into account when handling fuels. This way, we avoid dangers such as fires.

Detail of an aircraft refueling

Three keys for safety

Handling aviation fuel involves the danger of fire, which is why safety recommendations must be strictly followed. For a fuel to catch fire, three factors must come together:

  • Fuel vapors (liquid fuel does not burn, rather the vapor which forms on the surface does).
  • A flame or a spark with enough energy to start the process.
  • Oxygen in the correct proportion.