The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has launched the Supplemental Safety Training Program as a means to rapidly respond to urgent industry safety issues. The first course, developed for FBOs, addresses the risk of jet fuel contamination with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). This follows a jet-A contamination incident in Omaha, Nebraska, in November.
This program, available free to all aviation businesses, provides background information on DEF, identifying possible risk contamination pathways and mitigation steps. “NATA is first and foremost committed to providing its members every possible safety enhancing tool. This new responsive resource was made possible by the hard work and dedication of the NATA Safety Committee and establishes a framework to quickly address future industry safety concerns,” said NATA president Martin Hiller.
Companies not currently participating in NATA’s Safety 1st program need to contact the association to access the free Supplemental Safety Training course. This new program complements NATA’s General Aviation Misfueling Prevention awareness program, which has been completed by more than 7,000 aviation professionals to date.