The Valve Chronicles: Pressure Control Guideline Differences in Aircraft Fueling Operations Between the US & Europe

 

For this third episode in The Valve Chronicles’ look at the differences in aircraft fueling operations between the United States and Europe, the subject was pressure control and the differences in guidelines between the two geographies.

As always, to duke it out, Cla-Val’s Tom Boriack, Global Market Manager for Fueling, and Richard Hooton, Market Manager, Aviation & Ground Fueling, EMEA for Cla-Val Europe, joined host turned referee for the discussion, Tyler Kern. And, while Kern typically is the man of the podcast hour with questions, once Boriack and Hooton got going, Kern pretty much knew it was time to step back, let the sparks fly, and let these two aircraft fueling experts do their thing.

The most significant difference in discussing aircraft fueling operations between the U.S. and Europe, Boriack said, is that they operate under different standards or specifications.

“In the U.S., ATA (Air Transport Association of America, or A4A (Airlines for America), specification 103 kind of drives what our operators do both at fuel facilities and in-plane operations,” Boriack said. Similar guidelines for Europe, and in many other parts of the world, are JIG 1, issue 12.

While Boriack pointed out many of the differences in how the U.S. and Europe handle pressure control in aircraft fueling operations and how the lack of specific U.S. guidelines in some areas did leave some procedures a little unstandardized, Hooton was delighted to tout the European process.

“Because we have such a transparent procedure for pressure control, we can be in London, we can be in Geneva, we could be in Dubai, or we could be in Mumbai; it makes no difference,” Hooton said. “We are all talking about the same thing, and talking the same language, and all training the same way. And that is what is so good about the way we do it.”

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Latest

China Chip Controls manufacturing plant
Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

Read More
NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

Read More
California storms farmers
California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

Read More