Operational and Legal Issues with Fuel Farms

Airports need to provide a ready source of fuel for all of their users, including commercial airlines, general aviation, corporate aircraft operators, and other commercial operators. Fuel farms are an efficient way to provide the storage and dispensing of aviation fuels to multiple users at an airport. But there are different ownership and operating models for achieving this objective. Some airports may choose to serve as the single source of fuel, while others retain commercial providers, and still larger airports may have an airline fuel consortium. Analyzing the most appropriate model includes understanding the legal issues, safety and operational standards, risk assignment, environmental liability and other risk management issues, and insurance limits and structures, in addition to the various state, federal, and local rules and regulations. This digest is a practical guide to assist airport sponsors and their legal counselors in 1) understanding the basic legal and operational issues, and 2) evaluating the appropriate ownership and operating model at the airport.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 34p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309375450
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ACRP Project 11-01, Topic 06-01
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2016 9:25AM